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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-04-11, 05:21 PM   #26
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I'll have to cast my vote in favor of the landslide victory of kool stop salmon, I had a pair on my daily commuter back home and they stopped on a dime.
The first thing you do when you buy a tektro caliper is to remove and toss the inserts and replace them with koolstop salmons.

The only upstaging to kool stop salmons, I have be honest, are the swisstop yellows that came stock with my sram red brakeset on my roadie. They are so grippy on the brake surface of my s80's that I have the feeling that if I were to just crush the brifter in during a full sprint I would instantly go over the bars. But considering the price of them is nearly 5 to 1 the price of kool stop salmon inserts I'll have give the blue ribbon to the salmon pads.
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Old 05-04-11, 09:09 PM   #27
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My woman just put Kool Stop salmons on her bike and I'm blown away by how good they are.
this pad on any caliper will be a significant improvement in both modulation and power. highly recommended.

despite the 'wet condition' designation i currently run them on 3 of 4 road bikes (the 4th having carbon rims w/swissstop yellow), including a front-only fixed-gear, and have done so exclusively for maybe 5 years / 20k miles? they are just pad inserts, so use them with whatever caliper / pad holder you fancy.

they are extremely easy on rims, at least in my mostly dry conditions. lifespan is a bit shorter than others, but they so kick the crap out of everything else in every other way that i really don't mind.
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Old 05-04-11, 09:15 PM   #28
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Old 05-04-11, 10:22 PM   #29
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Nice delta dookie! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has taken mine out of the closet and into good use.
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Old 05-05-11, 06:18 AM   #30
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Avid BB7 stock pads. (:
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Old 05-05-11, 08:10 AM   #31
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I don't like the ability to lock up a rear wheel so easily, having to stop quickly on my road bike and skidding sucks. I read somewhere on BF that some people will use a dual pivot on the front and a single pivot on the rear, I don't remember the reasoning though.
Campy brakes come like this, the idea is that the rear is better for modulating speed and the front is stronger for stopping, and also single-pivot calipers are lighter.
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Old 05-05-11, 08:16 AM   #32
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so it starts off parellelle.
what's that you are saying their?
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Old 05-05-11, 08:43 AM   #33
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kool stop salmon, eagle or fat pads
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