I've tried doing a search for this to no avail.
I love my Raleigh 3 speed, everything, except that it won't stop worth a damn every time it rains.
Short of rebuilding the wheels with aluminum rims, I'd like to know what else I can try.
I've already replaced the worthless Raleigh flexy steel calipers with Dual-pivot aluminum calipers. Threw in new brake cables and housing. Brake pads are Kool Stop Salmon.
Stops almost like aluminum rims in the dry. No complaints until it turns wet.
In the wet, they are more than worthless until a few wheel rotations dry the rims. Then it's like in the dry, until I need to stop again.
Can steel rims be coated to improve performance?
Can they be sanded to improve performance.
While a ceramic coating would fix the problem, it's by no means a home job.
If anyone has any suggestions, or explanations for why steel rims perform so poorly when wet, I'd appreciate it.