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    Vintage Road Bike's Brake Pads

    Wondering if I can use the nowadays road bike brake pad on my vintage Miyata? I am not sure if the old/new bolt thread are the same or not?
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    Hello you certainly can. if the way it attches is the same and more inportantly the pad starts out at about the same size as you old ones. assuming you have a road bike with regular sidepull calipers these should work well http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=75338324319 or these if you want something nicer http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=75338324319
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    Not the modern pads with the orbital adjustment, if that's what you mean. The slots on most vintage calipers are too narrow to accomodate the post size on modern holders, so you would have to file the slot to fit them.

    As Bianchigirll points out, there are basic block pads that will fit. In addition to the links given, there are Kool Stop Continentals, a couple from Jagwire, and others. Personally, I haven't had much luck with Tektro pads, and the Shimano black pads always leave ugly black residue on my rims. These last two also have a tendency to eat the seams on rims, in my experience.

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    +1 the Shimano pads on my Trek leave black residue on my rims too, but they seem to work pretty good. I have the Kool stop continentals on another bike and like them too.
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    In this case, something like this should work then as it's the bolt in type brake pad..?




    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    Not the modern pads with the orbital adjustment, if that's what you mean. The slots on most vintage calipers are too narrow to accomodate the post size on modern holders, so you would have to file the slot to fit them.

    As Bianchigirll points out, there are basic block pads that will fit. In addition to the links given, there are Kool Stop Continentals, a couple from Jagwire, and others. Personally, I haven't had much luck with Tektro pads, and the Shimano black pads always leave ugly black residue on my rims. These last two also have a tendency to eat the seams on rims, in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahson View Post
    In this case, something like this should work then as it's the bolt in type brake pad..?

    Can't tell. Those might have a thick sleeve for wider slots. Besides, that's a Tektro pad, and I wouldn't recommend it.

    I'd go with these maybe (don't forget you need two pairs for a complete bike):

    http://www.ebikestop.com/jagwire_bas...hoe-BR1321.php

    Five bikes worth!

    http://www.ebikestop.com/jagwire_x_c...irs-BR1302.php

    The best for wet weather riding (great in dry conditions too):

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/b...ml#continental

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    Niagara sells a bulk bag of 50 (25 pair) for $16.99. If you don't need that many, they have pairs starting at about $1.99.

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    when I was looking I saw those Continentals and while I sure they are excellent pads (and cool stop makes excellent product) something about them looked uh um cheap. I could not recall the name but I think Jagwire are the ones I just put on some Veloce brake and they look amost like the Campy ones. again IMHO the most inportant factor is finding something close to original size of your pads new. brakes are designed to work with a certain size pad
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    So you got the silver Miyata? Good for you, it looked very clean.

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    I use salmon-colored KoolStops exclusively and have never had a problem with caliper compatibility, even on my 1960 Weinmann Vainqueur 999s. I tried black Shimano pads in my Campagnolo calipers and was extremely disappointed in the braking performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    I use salmon-colored KoolStops exclusively and have never had a problem with caliper compatibility, even on my 1960 Weinmann Vainqueur 999s. I tried black Shimano pads in my Campagnolo calipers and was extremely disappointed in the braking performance.
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    check to see if you could simply replace the rubber part of the pad as well it can be a cheap and easy way to solve things
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