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Old 02-02-19, 10:30 PM
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Side pull road brake pad help

Got my gf a nice women-specific cro-mo touring bike ca 1990, Stellar Rodriguez. 650C
Has side pull tektro brakes, with short one-piece molded shoes like these
http://www.jensonusa.com/globalasset...e/br409d11.jpg
They are rather short.
Wondering if I could fit a longer, cartridge style pad in there, like this:
http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-Ult...Brake-Shoe-Set
I don't know if calipers equipped with short one-piece molded pads are structurally different than those that typically take longer pads.
Other than the obvious concern of bolt diameter, also little concerned whether longer pad will fit properly on smaller diameter 650C rim.
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Old 02-02-19, 10:54 PM
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Have you measured the different pads to be sure of real length differences? Since toe in is so often the set up total length isn't as big a deal as many might think, until enough wear in has happened. But pad material, it's age and contamination do make big differences. I can't tell you is you have enough caliper arm to rim clearance to fit the different pads but if you do the fresh pads alone are likely to feel better. Andy
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Oddly enough, I've had surprisingly good results with those cheap Jagwire pads. But I also can't dispute that those Shimano's won't break the bank.
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If it fits it will work.
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Originally Posted by arficus View Post
Wondering if I could fit a longer, cartridge style pad in there, like this:
http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-Ult...Brake-Shoe-Set
Definitely!

Then you can buy kool-stop refills to fit the new shoes.
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You can also buy a compatible shoe with the KS insert from KS..
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
If it fits it will work.
Guess that's what I'm asking - will they fit. I don't know if there's a general rule that applies re going from one style pad to another or if it's a case by case basis.
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
Oddly enough, I've had surprisingly good results with those cheap Jagwire pads. But I also can't dispute that those Shimano's won't break the bank.
Just seems like a no brainer - replaceable pad with more surface area for $3 more. If it fits...
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