I bought the pads 4/18/06 and used them so I did not think they were returnable. I only mentioned Harris Cylery in my post as a potential reference point for people to view the different types of kool stops available. I am in no way dissatisfied with my experience in purchasing anything from Harris Cylery (Quite he opposite!
and if my post came off that way I apologize, it was not my intent. I am building a winter bike and wanted to use the kool stops w/ the Shimano brakes I mentioned previously. Can I use the mountain pads? I will be running 700cc wheels w/ 32mm Schwalbes and 35 mm 106 Nokians when winter sets in. I asked at my LBS and was told ,perhaps incorrectly, that the mountain pads would not work. I had seen them on some of the bikes in the pictures you posted about your personal bikes. If they will work that would be great I will order them today. By the way I have used your site and succesfully cold set the frame my old schwinn world voyaguer to take the nexus 8 hub, drill out the front fork for the new brake, use the front brake on the rear and got the instructions for replacing the bottom bracket w. a sealed unit. so THANKS! Also I was wondering I have 46 tooth chainring and was thinking of running a 22 rear cog on the Nexus hub. I have some hills on my commute ("the wall "in manayunk/philadelphia is one), I used you gear calculator but am not sure how to equate the gearing to my Trek road bike (triple w/ 6 spd freewheel) any tips? Thanks again .