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Which kool stop replacement pads will fit a tektro R556 with P420 pads

Old 05-05-10, 03:30 AM
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Which kool stop replacement pads will fit a tektro R556 with P420 pads

Hi, I have Tektro R556 caliper brakes with P420 pads on my tourer. I'd like to replace the pads but can't be sure which kool stop pads will fit. Does anyone know?

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Old 05-05-10, 04:28 AM
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'Dura' compatible. File off the plow tip unless you like mushy braking.
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Originally Posted by operator
'Dura' compatible. File off the plow tip unless you like mushy braking.
I guess that includes Dura Ace. Also is it easy enough to replace the inserts or is it better to buy new pads?

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Old 05-05-10, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnReid
I guess that includes Dura Ace. Also is it easy enough to replace the inserts or is it better to buy new pads?

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Replace the inserts. You have much more variety of mid-high end pads to choose from. Ease of installation and orbital adjustment. Nobody uses en-bloc pads anymore except ****ty bikes.
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"Dura 2" pads from kool-stop leave the plow tip off and are thicker overall, recommended.
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