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pxboii 01-03-09 02:42 AM

brake-pads and slush
 
After few hours of riding in the slushy snow my koolstop brake pads has worn out. changing to other brake type is not a option because its a beater bike and I don't want to throw money at it. what can I do?

thanks for your help

Ziemas 01-03-09 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by pxboii (Post 8116244)
After few hours of riding in the slushy snow my koolstop brake pads has worn out. changing to other brake type is not a option because its a beater bike and I don't want to throw money at it. what can I do?

thanks for your help

Huh? You've worn out your brake pads and don't want to change them? Sorry, that's the only option.

FWIW, I get a few months out of salmon Kool-Stop pads in the sandy slush we have around here.

AEO 01-03-09 03:54 AM

use cheap black pads.
alternatively, buy in bulk.

Ziemas 01-03-09 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by AEO (Post 8116302)
use cheap black pads.
alternatively, buy in bulk.

Cheap black pads usually wear out extremely quickly, and are horrible in the wet.

jgedwa 01-03-09 06:46 AM

Walk until you wear out your shoes and then do handstands for the rest of your life? This is really the cheapest option.

tsl 01-03-09 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by pxboii (Post 8116244)
changing to other brake type is not a option

The way I read this is that he doesn't want people suggesting another type of brake, like discs.

Staying within rim brakes, Kool-Stop salmon are the ones for the wet. Kool-Stop black disintegrates just like the cheapos, (but boy are they great in the dry).

AEO 01-03-09 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Ziemas (Post 8116351)
Cheap black pads usually wear out extremely quickly, and are horrible in the wet.

correct, but at 1/5th the cost of salmons you can get more miles of braking with them.

Ziemas 01-03-09 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by AEO (Post 8117271)
correct, but at 1/5th the cost of salmons you can get more miles of braking with them.

My experience is the opposite. To each his own.

KLW2 01-03-09 05:30 PM

Worn out in a couple of hours? Sounds like they are dragging..

pxboii 01-04-09 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by tsl (Post 8116454)
The way I read this is that he doesn't want people suggesting another type of brake, like discs.

Staying within rim brakes, Kool-Stop salmon are the ones for the wet. Kool-Stop black disintegrates just like the cheapos, (but boy are they great in the dry).

That's exactly what I meant. I don't intend to switch to other types of brake. ie, drum, disc or foot. I'll try kool-stop salmon. I guess the slush build-up around the brake pad are wearing them out much too quickly. FYI. the pads weren't dragging. I had to increase the space between the rim and the pads so that the slush will have more room to pass through.


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