Some 4,000 KM later, I probably have to change out my brakes. Squealing was constant and I noticed that a small piece of stone was lodged in the brake pads. I am concerned that it ruined my rims. I felt my rims and it did feel slightly rough but not out of the ordinary. The brake pads seem to be thinning out. Someone tell me that my observations are correct.
Stone was lodged here.
Uneven brake pad wear.
Slight shimmering. What does it mean?
What cantilever brakes do you guys suggest? Kool Stop or Avenir Sticky Fingers? I don't really want to spend more money than necessary.