Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally Posted by caloso
Can't go wrong with either Shimano or Kool Stop pads. ...
I disagree vehemently. I tried a set of Shimano pads in my early Campagnolo sidepulls at my LBS owner's recommendation, because they looked cool. However, a few steep descents in foggy weather quickly convinced me that the Shimano pads had made an already marginal braking system (Shimano aero handles, Campagnolo single-pivot calipers, black-anodized Campagnolo Omega rims) even worse. I am still not satisfied with my brakes (next step, Shimano dual pivot calipers), but changing to KoolStop salmon pads did improve my stopping power appreciably. Based on my personal experience, I cannot recommend Shimano brake pads.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069