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Old 10-20-05, 10:00 PM   #1
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Kool Stop pads for Canti Brakes

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 ?
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Old 10-20-05, 10:37 PM   #2
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Helps the 'toeing in' action.
Most all newer 'nice' mtb pads I've seen are like this .
The long end is the tail\trailing end..
If the posts mount in the cantilers, you're fine.

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Old 10-20-05, 10:41 PM   #3
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where the 'stem' is doesn't matter. I'm not sure, but don't shorty's use v-style pads anyway?
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Old 10-21-05, 11:35 AM   #4
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Take a look at http://www.koolstop.com to view various pads available and http://www.biketiresdirect.com for great Kool Stop prices.
Good luck!
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Old 10-21-05, 11:36 AM   #5
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they're fine - no worries.
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