Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-15-12, 12:32 PM   #1
Tourer
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Brake pad sizes

Hi everybody.

Just looking for some advice, have been cycling for years but amazingly have never had to change brake pads before!!

I want to get some better pads than the ones on my bike (a dawes horizon plus, tektro oryx cantilever brakes, 700 wheels)

Just wondering what the difference between pad sizes is (eg 55, 60, 70 or 72mm)

Can you use any size? And would people recommend standard pads or cartridge pads with removable shoes?

Any tips on brand?

Thanks
Tourer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 12:51 PM   #2
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 19,730
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Cartridge pads cost more initially, but next replacement the inserts cost less..

V brake pads are longer, the bolt and the length of the pad.

though the way they attach to your brake is similar. to newer road types.


the length inside a narrow fork, may not open as far on road bikes
When QR opened,
I just let the air out of the tire in those situations.

Last edited by fietsbob; 04-15-12 at 12:59 PM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 12:52 PM   #3
Tourer
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks, I figured that was probably the case. Any advice regarding sizes?
Tourer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 12:58 PM   #4
KLiNCK
Optically Corrected
 
KLiNCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bikes: 2012 Specialized Sirrus , 2012 Specialized Roubaix Comp
Posts: 340
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
You can't beat Kool-Stop for a noticeable brake pad "upgrade":

http://www.koolstop.com/english/rim_pads.html
KLiNCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 01:02 PM   #5
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 19,730
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Quote:
Any advice regarding sizes?
get what was on there in the 1st place.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 01:05 PM   #6
Tourer
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think they're 55mm, but the choice seems to be limited if I stick to 55, so if other sizes will work I wouldn't mind changing
Tourer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-12, 01:43 PM   #7
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 19,730
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
go down to the bike shop and you can compare live in the flesh.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:59 PM.