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Old 10-11-10, 04:47 AM   #1
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Which kool-stop for the 20" rims?

I want to try those kool-stop brake pads for my dahon speed tr.

Which model should i pick?

T6 BMX contoured?

20" wheels are basically the same as bmx wheels, right?

Here are some options:
http://www.koolstop.eu/index.php?id=62&L=1

Thanks in advance,

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I would use Continetal model pads from Kool Stop. Roger
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I would use Continetal model pads from Kool Stop. Roger
Roger,

Why the Continental model vs. any of the V-Brake types? Rim curvature?

Curious.

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buy the H5 V-brakes, and the mono coloured salmon R1 V-Brake pads as replacements.
the curvature for V-brakes matches up on 20" wheels no problem.

or, if you don't mind having to line up the pads each time you replace them, use the T1 in mono coloured salmon.


stay away from the dual compounds, they're not that good, despite being the same price.
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I have KS Continentals as a replacement on my Brompton, the bike has side pull brakes.

If a V brake the stack of spacers are part of the width adjustment, so the longer

mounting bolts accept the stack of spacers,
they're short on the continentals..

H7 looks like it would work with a v brake on small diameter wheels

Longer shoe may not work as well

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Erim, will you post on here or PM me how it actually pads out ? I have a TR I want to kool-stop too, would like to hear how you get on. Thanks !
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I use full length cartridge V-brake pads on my dahon vitesse and the pads line up fine.
dahons use V-brakes, just shorter pads, for whatever reason. long V-brake pads will work fine with 20" wheels and keep the maintenance costs down.

and it's better to use the single compound in salmon colour, as there is some squealing with the dual compound.

alternatively, use some BBB triple compound pads. They seem to work better than koolstop salmon at keeping squeal down, but stopping you just as quickly.
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