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Old 09-22-11, 07:48 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-22-11, 04:46 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 09-23-11, 05:36 AM   #3
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Thanks! The holders don't really seem to be the reusable type at all, so I'll have to keep begging Koolstop to come up with a retro looking holder...

The Mafac pads I got have plenty of wear left in them, but still don't really get the job done. I'll wipe them and the rims with degreaser and maybe rough the pads up with some sand paper.
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