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    Brake pads

    I'll be replacing my brake pads in the near future, need suggestions on which to get. I'm running AVID Shorty 6s. Leaving spring 2007 for an extended tour. A year or longer.

    Anyone bring along extra brake pads while touring? One set? Two?

    Thanks.
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    I think many people on this forum would recommend the Salmon KoolStops. If I was going on a year long tour, I would bring a full spare set, since these pads are pretty thin to begin with.

    You could get replacement pad refills. I use the Nashbar replaceable V-brake shoes with the Kool-Stop V-brake refills. BTW--the Nashbar replacement pads are actually quite good and cheap, but they wear down fast.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakeshoes.html#vrefill
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%20Accessories

    I have Avid Shorty 4's with this setup and it works fine.

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