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Old 01-26-16, 04:43 PM
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What kind of Brake Pads Do you Suggest

I have a 30 YO bike and don't remember replacing my pads.
Shimano 600.. Can I use dura-ace pads?
What do you recommend...

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Kool stop salmon or dual compound in whatever form your brakes need.
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I just got some Kool stop eagle 2 for some old caliper brakes. Something like the supra looked too wide ( I did some photo-shop measuring), and it turns out the eagle 2 actually does have some toe in adjustment (conical interior knurled washer and narrow bolt ). In my case they fit up front. Yes they extend between the fork a little, but don't interfere with it. I haven't ridden them yet, but it looks like they'll do fine.
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I use Kool Stop blacks and they are great...
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Originally Posted by rmfnla
I use Kool Stop blacks and they are great...
Will these fit on the shimano 600 caliper
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Why don't you Google and find some that look like yours, buy them and try them. Or take yours to the bike shop....
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Old 600 (probably 600ex based on age) used a one piece brake block, so whatever you get, get a cartrige brake block too, that way you don't have to re adjust the pads when you change them.
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Originally Posted by CafeVelo
Old 600 (probably 600ex based on age) used a one piece brake block, so whatever you get, get a cartrige brake block too, that way you don't have to re adjust the pads when you change them.
Are the Kool Stops considered a cartridge brake block. I only want to replace the rubber
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Originally Posted by kenshireen
Are the Kool Stops considered a cartridge brake block. I only want to replace the rubber
Dude, we're having trouble identifying what you need without pictures. Please either take pictures of the brakes you have, or find pictures online.

Here's a place to start: VeloBase.com - Component Listing
You'll notice that there are about a dozen different brake calipers here that were sold as "Shimano 600".

Once you identify the brakes and what style of mounting they use, we can give you the exact Kool-stop model to use.
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the Kool Stop Dura pads are for the current pad holders. not those dated 2 decades.

I read what you want , but in the mean time The KS Continental will get you on the road
while you seek C&V replica accuracy.

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Kool Stop Dura or Dura 2.

Post pictures if you want better information. Help us help you. Your descriptions are terrible.
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Originally Posted by Tim_Iowa
Dude, we're having trouble identifying what you need without pictures. Please either take pictures of the brakes you have, or find pictures online.

Here's a place to start: VeloBase.com - Component Listing
You'll notice that there are about a dozen different brake calipers here that were sold as "Shimano 600".

Once you identify the brakes and what style of mounting they use, we can give you the exact Kool-stop model to use.
VeloBase.com - Component: Shimano BR-6400, 600 Ultegra

The brake shoe and pad are one piece on my bike.. This is the exact brake shoe and pad
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Originally Posted by kenshireen
VeloBase.com - Component: Shimano BR-6400, 600 Ultegra

The brake shoe and pad are one piece on my bike.. This is the exact brake shoe and pad
Then you cannot simply "replace the rubber."

Kool Stop Dura or Dura 2 are still my recommendations if you want the very best pads. You'll need to get the pads + holders since you don't have cartridge holders right now.

Shimano pads are garbage in my experience, and I cannot recommend them.
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Originally Posted by kenshireen
VeloBase.com - Component: Shimano BR-6400, 600 Ultegra

The brake shoe and pad are one piece on my bike.. This is the exact brake shoe and pad
Yup, what @FastJake said, get the Dura or Dura 2 pad/holder set. They'll bolt right in. I'm not sure what meaningful differences exist between the two styles, but the Dura looks the most similar to what you have.

The Dura and Dura 2 do have replaceable rubber shoes, so 30 years from now you can just remove and replace the rubber from the Dura holders.
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