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    Replacement pads for Diacompe 400 brakes

    I posted a few days ago about a bike I'm cleaning up for my wife's birthday. Your responses inspired enough confidence that I successfully replaced the cables and housing--what a difference that made!

    Now I'm curious to know what choices I have for replacing the brake pads, since they are looking a little ragged. The brakes are Diacompe 400--I sure appreciate your guys' help with this.

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    When ordering brake pads, you need to know only the type of pad stud (threaded for most road bike calipers versus non-threaded for Mafacs, RollerCams, and most cantilevers) and two additional words:

    KoolStop salmon.
    KoolStop salmon.
    KoolStop salmon.
    KoolStop salmon.

    Accept no substitutes.
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    Thanks! Point taken about the koolstops.

    (When the questions seem so basic and simple, just remember that those of us with the easiest questions are the most impressed with any answer you give . . . and the most grateful.)

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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    Koolstop Continentals, the blocky ones.
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