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    cool stop brake pads

    Ok, so i got a new set of Reynolds Carbon wheels yesterday. Put the cool stop green pads on my DA brakes and now I am confused. The KS pads have a dramatic curve to them. So that if I adjust the pads so there is no rub at the back of the pad.. the front of the pad is like 1/4" away from the rim. Is this normal? Is there a toe in adjustment I need to make? Is this a design feature of KS pads?
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    picture..sort of.. bad DOF.
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    The brake pad is adjustable where it attaches to the bolt. This interface often becomes tight and you may need to "tweak" it pretty good to work it loose. Then you will be able to align the pad with the rim.
    Be sure the pads are pointed the correct direction for wheel rotation.

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    What if you swapped sides?

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    If that is the back wheel those are mounted on the wrong sides.

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    Kool Stop pads are designed to contact the braking surface with the rear of the pads first, to wipe away water, mud, dirt and debris and provide more effective braking. If you look at a pair of new Kool Stops you will see that the pads are thicker at the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    Kool Stop pads are designed to contact the braking surface with the rear of the pads first, to wipe away water, mud, dirt and debris and provide more effective braking. If you look at a pair of new Kool Stops you will see that the pads are thicker at the rear.
    Ok.. that is how they are then.. fat part to the rear.. that is a pic of the front brake. I will double check though.. as my profile says... dumbass Marine
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
    Ok.. that is how they are then.. fat part to the rear.. that is a pic of the front brake. I will double check though.. as my profile says... dumbass Marine
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
    Ok.. that is how they are then.. fat part to the rear.. that is a pic of the front brake. I will double check though.. as my profile says... dumbass Marine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    Kool Stop pads are designed to contact the braking surface with the rear of the pads first, to wipe away water, mud, dirt and debris and provide more effective braking. If you look at a pair of new Kool Stops you will see that the pads are thicker at the rear.
    I believe the front and back of the pad are meant to contact the rim at the same time. That gives squeegee action in the back and toe-in at the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    Semper Fi! Is this your Gunny?
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