[CR] WTB/Source: Generic Gum Weinmann-Pattern Hoods

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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 22:42:33 -0700
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Subject: [CR] WTB/Source: Generic Gum Weinmann-Pattern Hoods

A few years ago I bought a few pairs of generic asian translucent gum hoods in the weinmann 144 pattern. These were patterned like the black generic hoods that are still sold on ebay, with ribs on top and bottom :


Does someone still know a source for these hoods ?? Some old sources were sjscycles.co.uk, and a place in michigan, (hokiespokes?) but these sources are gone now. The only assured source for 144 pattern hoods is cane creek / dia-compe, but they sell a very dark, decidedly non-gum-colored hoods, that aren't a good replacement on most vintage calipers.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA