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Kool Stop rod brake pads for your Raleigh DL-1, vintage Phillips, etc.

Old 01-03-16, 12:25 PM
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Kool Stop rod brake pads for your Raleigh DL-1, vintage Phillips, etc.

Has anyone tried the BLACK versions of these and found them to be effective?

http://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Roun.../dp/B005FKP57S

From what I understand, the special compound is found in the orange pads. But orange brake pads on my vintage Phillips just doesn't look "right."
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Old 01-03-16, 12:30 PM
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I recently discovered these:

Fibrax SH144 Premium Rod Brake Shoes (PAIR) - Harris Cyclery bicycle shop - West Newton, Massachusetts

Anyone try these? Curious if they are as good or better than the Koolstop.
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Anyone?
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I used black compound Kool Stop pads on my Campagnolo equipped Raleigh Professional at last year's Eroica and they were great. It was raining a good portion of the time, muddy in places and there were no problems whatsoever.
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These work really well, cheap too. Dia Compe Grey Matter pads:
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I've tried the orange Kool Stops; they're marginally better than standard-sized Fibrax, but not as good as the oversized Fibrax (SH 144, a.k.a. ASH 144). Harris is sold out, but if you google around a bit you can probably find some ASH 144s for a decent price.
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