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Old 05-27-18, 10:27 AM
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Pads for Tektro 720 brakes

Bought a new, used bike that comes equipped with Tektro 720 cantilever brakes with worn out pads. Is there any reason to stick with the Tektro pads?

I was thinking of replacing with these, which are v-brake pads but also stated to be cantilever compatible. The reason I want to switch is that Tektro pads are hard to find in my area whereas MEC stores are close by.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/4013-6...e-Pad-Assembly
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looks like you just have to replace the pads not the whole thing holder & pad .. Kool Stop makes the pad inserts.

Salmon compound.. I like the replacements better than the stock pads. On any of my rim brakes.

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+1 on the Kool Stop Salmons They are far superior to most OEM pads and certainly better than Tektro's.
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If your 720's are like mine, the pads from this set will work. The holders don't, but if you have a use for them on another bike it could work out.

BTW: how do you like your Tourismo?
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Those insert pads are available without the holders so there is no reason to pay the extra for the complete set.
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I use Kool Stop Salmon pads on my -720s.
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Originally Posted by John Nolan
If your 720's are like mine, the pads from this set will work. The holders don't, but if you have a use for them on another bike it could work out.

BTW: how do you like your Tourismo?
That set comes with an extra set of inserts so pretty good value on Kool Stops. Thanks for the suggestion.

I love the Marinoni but I have not ridden it much. I had big plans to tour this spring but work and life gets in the way. I was planning to ride Toronto to Montreal then found out that VIA Rail bike policies are iffy at best.

I also picked up a Cannondale CAADX bike for a great price and find I am riding that a lot.

Too many bikes, not enough time.
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Originally Posted by hhk25
That set comes with an extra set of inserts so pretty good value on Kool Stops. Thanks for the suggestion.

I love the Marinoni but I have not ridden it much. I had big plans to tour this spring but work and life gets in the way. I was planning to ride Toronto to Montreal then found out that VIA Rail bike policies are iffy at best.
Yeah, it's the extra pads that make it appealing, plus if you're near a MEC you don't have to pay the shipping on the inserts (I haven't seen the inserts available in my locals.)

I'm not up on VIA's bike regulations...what's the story?

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Originally Posted by John Nolan
Yeah, it's the extra pads that make it appealing, plus if you're near a MEC you don't have to pay the shipping on the inserts (I haven't seem the inserts available in my locals.)

I'm not up on VIA's bike regulations...what's the story?
When I was looking into taking the train back from Montreal, I had a discussion with some folks at my Randonneurs club and they talked about inconsistent policies towards bikes. For one, they are only allowed on baggage cars and the trains with baggage cars are few and far between. Also, sometimes they make you box a bike. Other times, they don't care. I can't recall the entire conversation but at the time, I remember being warned against relying on VIA Rail to get back from Montreal.

I'll ask again next club outing and report back.
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