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    In the right lane gerv's Avatar
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    Brake pad source

    I've been hunting around the Internet for a deal on brake pads for my two old Fujis and found this for $16

    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=10007

    Would these pads work?

    The only other option might be a bunch of Koolstops from Harris Cyclery which would cost me over $40.

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    Usually Niagara has great stuff cheap - but not in this case. Those are not great. Here are some other generic-type brake-pads that would fit:

    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...tem_id=DC-B76G

    And here are what many would say are the best - and come in different configurations:

    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...id=KS-CONTI/SA

    Happy Trails!
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    +1 on the Kool Stops.

    Put those in old Weinmann center pulls and you can lock up the rear wheel.
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    Great State of Varmint Panthers007's Avatar
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    No kidding. In v-brakes you can sail clear over the handlebars. People will think it's trick-riding. Until the ambulance comes.

    I used to run Mathauser's back in "the day." Still have 2 pairs in mint condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers007 View Post
    Usually Niagara has great stuff cheap - but not in this case. Those are not great. Here are some other generic-type brake-pads that would fit:

    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...tem_id=DC-B76G

    And here are what many would say are the best - and come in different configurations:

    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...id=KS-CONTI/SA

    Happy Trails!
    Niagara does have the Dia Compe pads, but you need to buy a box of 50. ($59)
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=30051

    But maybe I'll just get 4 pairs from biketoolsetc. I'd hate to have 42 brake pads left over after I discover I don't like them

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    But maybe I'll just get 4 pairs from biketoolsetc. I'd hate to have 42 brake pads left over after I discover I don't like them
    Yes - I'm afraid that would be the outcome. I remember those pads pictured - the cheapies - They were everywhere in the 1970's and 1980's. Squealing, howling, out-of-alignment, and generally no fun. Those in the know bought Mathauser brake-pads made by Scott Mathauser. These later became the Kool Stop pads we know today. The component that gives them their legendary stopping-power, and their 'salmon' color, is finely powdered ferric oxide - rust. Actual rust you'd find on old iron pipes. They work very well at stopping you. Over the handlebars if not careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    Niagara does have the Dia Compe pads, but you need to buy a box of 50. ($59)
    http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=30051
    Never cared for those pads. Not too grippy, and they always seem to be hard, even when NOS deep down in an LBS's storage drawer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers007 View Post
    No kidding. In v-brakes you can sail clear over the handlebars. People will think it's trick-riding. Until the ambulance comes.

    I used to run Mathauser's back in "the day." Still have 2 pairs in mint condition.

    Am running Scott Mathausers on both my vintage bikes. Excellent stopping power, very noticeably improved over stock Campy pads.
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