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    Which kool stop replacement pads will fit a tektro R556 with P420 pads

    Hi, I have Tektro R556 caliper brakes with P420 pads on my tourer. I'd like to replace the pads but can't be sure which kool stop pads will fit. Does anyone know?

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    'Dura' compatible. File off the plow tip unless you like mushy braking.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    'Dura' compatible. File off the plow tip unless you like mushy braking.
    I guess that includes Dura Ace. Also is it easy enough to replace the inserts or is it better to buy new pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnReid View Post
    I guess that includes Dura Ace. Also is it easy enough to replace the inserts or is it better to buy new pads?

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    Replace the inserts. You have much more variety of mid-high end pads to choose from. Ease of installation and orbital adjustment. Nobody uses en-bloc pads anymore except ****ty bikes.
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    "Dura 2" pads from kool-stop leave the plow tip off and are thicker overall, recommended.
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