Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canton, OH
Bikes: 1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban
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V brake pads on centerpull brakes?
It's time to replace the pads on my commuter, and I want to replace with Kool stops. My bike is older and has Weinmann 750 center pull brake calipers on it. Out of habit I asked the lbs for Kool stop continentals, the older block style pads. They did not have any Continentals in stock. The shop employee (a middle aged man) handed me some Kool stop thin line pads. I told him that those pads were marked for V brakes and that my bike had center pull calipers, I even described the caliper to make sure he knew what I was talking about. He reassured me that he knew what calipers I was talking about and that these pads would work anyway.
I bought them (semi-begrudgingly) and they seem to fit just fine. There are no clearance issues and they reach the braking surface. What does everyone think, will they work? Is the shop employee mistaken? I don't care that they don't look classic, as long as they work properly.
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