1951 Armand Carlsen, 1969 DBS Deluxe, 1949 Diamant, 1978 DBS Winner Tandem, 1955 Herkules... to infinity and beyond!
Will Koolstop pads fit my Mafac LS2?
I want to replace the original Mafac pads on my 1980 Peugeot PY10S. It has Mafac (branded Spidel) LS2 side-pulls, and since I hear nothing but praise for Koolstop Salmon pads I want to try them out.
But will they fit? The R10 "Mafac" refill pads they sell seems clearly made for Mafac center-pulls, while their old school R8 side-pull pads are made for Campagnolo. I know nothing about how my holders compare. Can you help me?
(BTW: While the frame should be large enough for me - 62 cm, I'm 194 cm - I need a taller seatpost. Is anything nice in 26.6 mm available? The one I have now is the Spidel / Simplex original, I think it's called SLJ 4164. I know Simplex had a long version, SLJ 4164-A, but it's sadly made out of pure unobtainium).
EDIT: Scratch everything about the seatpost: It is in fact 26.4 mm, not 26.6 mm. Anybody know where I can get a nice, long seatpost in that dimension?
1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC (Project)
I have Spidel LS sidepulls on both my Vitus Carbone and Peugeot PSV and I love them for looks and more than adequate braking performance!
I did score some LS sidepull brake pad refills last year, but they are quite rare and took at least a year of searching at eBay before they came up.
You might as well get the newer model Koolstops complete with holders and wheelguides if you can find a model that fits on the calipers and then keep the nice/classy looking original Spidel holders with the guides in case you ever want to revert tham back to stock.
JPR, Simplex and Campagnolo made 26.4 seatposts and Ebay usually have enough of them to pick from, but I have not noticed any of them to be extra long though.