I always assumed that “Mypads” pads were cheap pads. I accidentally tore one when removing it and it turns out they have a foil lining under the leather. Not sure of the purpose and whether it is a good or bad thing.
I couldn’t google up a photo of this on the internet. So….here is one. When making the screw rod upon which this front F rocker pivots, I used 42-gauge drill rod and put a M2.2×0.45 metric thread on it.