Re: [CR]Question on Campy NR brake block holder/tire guides

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Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 05:45:30 -0800
From: "Bill Bryant" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Question on Campy NR brake block holder/tire guides
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The black plastic coating on the wheel guides came in with the dreaded CPSC regulations of the late '70s, about 1978/79 for the brakes if memory serves. Seems to me the brake pad holders on your brakes are not original to the brake calipers.

Bill Bryant Santa Cruz, CA wrote:
> CR Listers:
> I have a set of Campy NR brake calipers and have a question regarding
> dating of the brake block holder/tire guides. I hope I am not being too anal
> here, but I was informed that these brakes are from 1973. They are"long"
> reach, have block lettering and the brake holder/tire guides are coated in
> black "plastic". When did the tire guides become plastic coated? I thought it
> wasn't until the later 70s as opposed to the early 70s, or just when was the
> cut-off point? Again, pardon the analness, but I sure would like to know.
> Cheers,
> Dave Anderson
> Cut Bank MT