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Kool-stop dura pad-Tektro R556 compatibility

Old 07-17-09, 01:08 PM
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Kool-stop dura pad-Tektro R556 compatibility

Before I go ahead and order the pads, which are advertised to fit Shimano Ultegra/Dura Ace holders and mentions nothing of Tektro, I just want to make sure that these pads pads will fit my Tektro R556 brake shoes.

Can someone help me out?
Thanks.
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Old 07-17-09, 02:59 PM
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Do the Tektro brakes advertise compatibility with Ultegra/Dura Ace pads anywhere? A lot of brakes do these days. Googling didn't help me with these...

Maybe you could call the shop you bought them from and ask?
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According to Harris Cyclery, it will work, They sell the Tektro shoes to use with Kool Stop's Shimano refills.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakeshoes.html
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Harris Cyclery to the rescue as usual Nice work!
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Yes, they're compatible. I've got KS salmons (Dura-type) on my 556s.
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Old 07-17-09, 05:26 PM
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Why would you want Loud Stops on your bike? You like noise, maybe? bk
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Why would you want Loud Stops on your bike? You like noise, maybe? bk
Please stop posting ignorance here. They are the among the best brake pads on the market. Just because you have no idea how to solve brake squeal doens`t mean the pads suck. On the contrary, it just means the mechanic sucks.

And to the OP: Yes the stock cartridge holders on the tektro brakes are `dura`shimano compatible. They will work fine.
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I find SwissStop brake-pads to be equivalent to Kool Stop. And I find their mounting hardware superior to Kool Stop. But I find their availability and price sends me back to Kool Stop. To find SwissStop green-ceramic pads in holders, I had to cross the pond to England.
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It is the pads that suck. I've used them on several rims, toed them in, out and run them parallel. With toe out they would be quiet for a few weeks, then the tell tale squeal would return. Clean them, reset them and another few weeks of quiet. I don't have any trouble with the other brands I've used, so it isn't the setting of the pads. You need to recognize landfill when you see it. bk
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Thanks guys, will be putting in an order.

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Harris Cyclery to the rescue as usual Nice work!
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not to derail the thread, but does the dura type work on 105, tiagra and other similar pad holders with the screws?
I assume they do, but it's just not mentioned anywhere.
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not to derail the thread, but does the dura type work on 105, tiagra and other similar pad holders with the screws?
I assume they do, but it's just not mentioned anywhere.
They do. Look at the pad.



Semi circular cutout.
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cool, good to know.
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