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Old 01-03-09, 02:42 AM   #1
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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?

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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?

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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.
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use cheap black pads.
alternatively, buy in bulk.
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use cheap black pads.
alternatively, buy in bulk.
Cheap black pads usually wear out extremely quickly, and are horrible in the wet.
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Walk until you wear out your shoes and then do handstands for the rest of your life? This is really the cheapest option.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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Worn out in a couple of hours? Sounds like they are dragging..
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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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