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Old 06-09-19, 06:48 PM
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Break pads. Well, at least you're close.
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Originally Posted by shaqin93 View Post
Which Kool Stops would one use for a set of second generation Chorus Monoplaners?
Depends on which holders you have, but itís either these: Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977

Or these: Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977
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Old school wedgies

Back in the day (pre WW1) you bought a strip of rubber-fabric composite, scribed a tapered backing to the fork side that slid into the brace (on the left in the foto). The brace was tapered and crimped at the narrowed end (the end to the left of the padless mount). As you applied the brake the rim surface pushed the pad tighter and tighter into the mounting whereupon it became wedged tight. When it wore out you cut / hammered the pad out of its wedged position, sliced new section off your strip of composite brake stock...
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The Kool Stops are awesome! I nearly went head over heels the first time I pulled on the breaks. Can't believe the stopping power. And they look awesome. Way better than the old school dia-compes I had on my bike. Thank you so much.
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