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Old 05-25-18, 07:28 AM
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Overthinking brake pads.....vbrake pads on cantis

I have a set of cane creek cantis i got second hand. They have worn out jagwire pads on them that appear thin and long almost like vbrake pads.

I want to get koolstop replacements in salmon

I have used the thinline pads on many brakes in the past....mostly single and dual pivot calipers and they work great........they are a bit longer and i dont know...i think they look better and may give a bigger surface area purchase that helps stopping power. THat could be placebo. I have never had a bad kool stop pad.

Do i run these with my cants then:
https://www.niagaracycle.com/categor...ed-pair-salmon

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do i run the Supra 2 Kool Stops. They are also listed as vbrake but appear thicker which means they might last a bit longer.
https://www.niagaracycle.com/categor...wet-mud-salmon

These will be going on a light touring bike..old 26 inch mtb conversion....not that it matters too much.

I kind of want to stay with the thinlines as the jagwire pads are thin like this and would likely fit the best..... but i do have a set of the supras on had already that i could use.

Thoughts? DOes it matter? Probably not.

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Old 05-25-18, 08:22 AM
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do you need that long of a threaded post ?

IDK what specific brake you have.., other than a brand, which has made many types over the years.
this is all they sell, now..



here is a shorter bolt threaded pad, that will not extend back between the fork blades ,
making , inflated, tire removal more difficult.. but of that type, the thinline will give you more clearance
when the cable across the 2 brakes is released..


it uses a replaceable pad insert 'Dura 2' or others following Shimano's pad shape

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977 ..




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FWIW, I have been using the above brake shoes,, on the (Tektro) V brakes , on my Bike Friday Tikit Folding bike..

with salmon compound pads.
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yup....those are the exact brakes i have. I am going to try and fit my kool stop supra2 pads to them since i have them on hand. They look like they should work fine. I am going to replace my shimano older style slr cantis with these on my touring bike. The slrs are hitting my front rack at the posts. It has never caused me a problem but i am sure these wont rub in the same spot. The SLRs will get moved to another bike i am building up.
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don't have the stock pads and so then just swap the inserts..?

In online conversation with Kool Stop, (they're also in Oregon), they offered to mail longer bolts, to swap into my
cross pad/holder set..

but for my use, the standard ones seem to work .




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Old 05-25-18, 10:07 AM
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nope. No stock pad holders.

I just burned an hour removing the slrs and trying to fit the cane creek with the supra pads. No go. No possible way to get the angle right on the pads. The post is too long where the caliper rests. I guess i keep running my slrs for now. Quite the nightmare trying to get everything liined up and set properly. My front tubus rack mounts to the canti bosses as well so that is in the way. It would be a real bugger if i had problems out on the road.....without a stand.
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the scx-5 just doesnt have any clearance for my mtb rim with the the supra2 pads i have. Bummer. Now the question is do i get some thinner pads or pad holders and inserts for them. I have a set of ultegra cool stops and holders i could try to throw on there to see if it would work.......or.....give up on these cane creeks and go down to the local coop and get some Altus brakes for the front and rear. Those post style pads have LOADs of adjustment and likely no clearance issues. I was hoping to use the cane creeks because i had them here but either way i am going to have to buy something to get this to work out.
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Brake pads aren't just brake type specific, but brake model specific. Some Shimano cantis wouldn't take a Dia Compe pad.

FInd the correct pad for your brake.
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