what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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Scott Mathauser walks into a bar

October 6, 2016

Scott Mathauser walks into a bar 

the bartender says, "excuse me sir, this is a hydraulic disc bar, we don't serve your kind here"

Scotty M says "it's cool, copy that. I appreciate your enthusiasm and your energy but I've been sitting at this bar for 30 years and the guys in back will take care of me. the names change the things come and go rise and fall this and that. this used to be a freestyle fixie bar and before that it was six or seventeen other things with some anodized purple shit along the way. you do your job and I'll keep sitting here" 

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pilder w asser said...

these brake pads will forever remind me of Adam Smith and an old school retail display on a cardboard punch card at 2 West Roy Street. in Seattle it was and for some continues to be a war between your brake calipers and the sidewalls of your rims and these pads help your calipers win over time every time.

Posted October 6, 2016 09:09 PM | Reply to this comment

sheldon brown dot com replied to pilder w asser...

Scott-Mathauser and the "Salmon" pad. Despite the superior design of Kool Stopbrake shoes, for years, Scott-Mathauser brake shoes were the finest available, due to their patented salmon-colored rubber formula. (The "secret ingredient" is iron oxide, a.k.a. "rust", which is what gave them their distinctive color. Even though they were ugly and had crude hardware, they were favorites of knowledgeable cyclists for their superior stopping power and durability. Scott MathauserScott-Mathauser brake shoes were manufactured under contract by Kool Stop, but the hardware and shoe shape was determined by Scott-Mathauser. The less expensive Scott-Mathauser shoes had rather clunky mounting hardware; the deluxe models were overpriced and featured bogus "cooling fins." Despite these limitations, the very special Scott-Mathauser compound was so much better than anything else available, that Scott-Mathauser brake shoes were widely recognized as the best perfomers in their day... ...but Scott-Mathauser brake shoes are no longer available!

Posted October 6, 2016 09:30 PM | Reply to this comment

Adam Smith replied to pilder w asser...

Shot bro, made me smile to see the pads and I get a mention too lol. I bought them directly from the original partner in Scott-Mathauser who had tons of then left unassembled. The card stock displays were original as well!

Posted October 24, 2016 02:02 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to Adam Smith...

It's good to read your voice. Cheers.

Posted October 26, 2016 07:51 PM | Reply to this comment

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