I do buy and sell on eBay, but I like to buy local too if I can, especially consumables that are within 10-20% of the eBay price.
I need help.
I have an '89 Miele Azsora road bike with Shimano SLR single-pivot sidepulls and I'm unsure of what model of Kool Stop Salmon brake pads to get. I've looked at various websites and I'm a little overwhelmed with the number of KS brake pads available. Some are red, black, thin, long, etc. I really have no idea what I'm doing, but I do know that I would like to get some better brake pads to improve my braking performance and I'm willing to spend some money to do it. Also, I spoke with a sales rep. earlier today and he recommended I purchase these KS brake pads: KS Continental Salmon link. I use my bicycle for M-F commuting, 35-60mi rides on the weekend, and the occasional light tour. Here is a picture of my front brake if it helps at all:
Thanks! I'm planning to re-cable, smooth my rims, and give my braking system a complete overhaul.
Anyone? I know I'm piggybacking the thread a little, but it's pretty relevant IMO! Please halps!
I'm ready to order and get all my parts together so I can revamp my braking system this winter break.
I disagree. I think the Continentals are just what the doctor ordered.
if you ride under wet grimy conditions koolstop salmon pads grind down rims just as fast as any other pad. in fact, i switched to disc brakes in '06 because i was effing tired of buying new wheels every 2 years or so. (i exclusively used kool stop salmon and still have them on the back wheel of my "B" commuter)
these if you wanted to go with cartridges.
The best of the best...
Kool-Stop Dual Compound Mountain Pads for Linear Pull Brakes Threaded
No waste there...
I can't say for sure what will or won't fit. You could try. I haven't noticed differences between the various compounds, but I like them very much. Kool Stop are the only brand I buy.
I use my Sentiero that has disc brakes.
Have Koolstop, salmon's(rear)/dual compound(front) on my road bikes,used mostly in dry conditions. Salmons are nice but soft, so they wear faster.
Thanks for all the help guys. Just wanted to show you all what I got!
I'll be tuning up my whole braking system this winter break once finals are over. I'm super stoked about it!!
The advantage of the continental is the straight forward, stud and nut fitting.
but buy-ing the upscale replaceable insert pad and holder combo is OK too,
wear that down and you just have to get the rubber insert , next time..
Nice thing is that package comes with spares.
He/she won't have to worry about buying replacements for a while.
Those shoes come with dual compound and salmon pads. You get to try them both first hand.
They'll fit, & its simple to install these guys, just plug, & play.
I use the dual compound up front, & the salmons in the rear.