[CR] Simson suhl?

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From: "Steve Birmingham" <sbirmingham@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 22:17:04 -0400
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Subject: [CR] Simson suhl?

I recently bought a Simson Suhl city bike from Germany. I've found a bit of info about the company, but it's not clear if they stopped bike production before WWII or if it continued afterwards. Any ideas if the serial #s might include a date code?

It's pretty nice, Torpedo coaster hub with Renak wing nuts, and painted and pinstriped rims.

It also has a brake that acts on the front tire like the spoon brakes from very early bikes. I need a brake pad for it. Are they available? and were they standardized, or are they all different?

Steve Birmingham
Lowell, Massachusetts