I have a 2006 Kona Jake the Snake bike, with Avid Shorty 4 cantilever brakes.
I needed to buy new pads and all the lbs had was Kool-Stop ThinLine All Weather for VBrake.
Says "for all threaded stem brake systems". The lbs had none specifically for cantilever brakes but said these will work fine. My existing pads seem to have the stem coming out almost in the middle of the pad, where with the thinline ones the stem is at about the 1/3 mark.
Is it ok for me to use these ? or should i return them and find a store with pads more specific for canti systems and with the stem near the middle. Or does that even matter ?