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Old 05-25-14, 02:24 PM
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Wrong Brake Pads?

We are presently touring and my wife needed new rear brake pads. I guess I was not paying attention at the shop and bought can't I pads instead of V brake pads. Will I have any problems?
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I assume that "can't I" is supposed to mean "canti" as in cantilever brakes. Many V-brakes take the same insert pads or brake shoes as cantilever brakes so you are probably OK.
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Canti (I like the Can't I) shoes can be either of two basic types. They can have a plain post that fits into an eye bolt, or a threaded post and nuts to fit into slots on brakes. The threaded bolt and nut design is what most V-brakes use.
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If the shoe fits, wear it.

I'm not sure what you mean by canti pads (often it means non-threaded posts but not always), cantis have been around for quite a while and the pad style has changed quite a bit. What pads did you get?
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These have threaded posts. It is just they are straight not arched.
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom
These have threaded posts. It is just they are straight not arched.
It's then not a fit issue. Curves are a nice feature on long shoes because they make setting height on the rim easier. Often with long shoes there's a narrow balance between the ends being too high and the middle too low.

If this isn't making problems for you, don't sweat it.
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom
These have threaded posts. It is just they are straight not arched.
It should be no problem as long as the post fits your slot. You may want to transfer over the existing concave and convex washers (if you didn't get new ones) for maximum adjustability.
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