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Replacement brake pad recommendations for Dia Compe 610-G center pulls

Old 11-13-19, 03:26 AM
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Replacement brake pad recommendations for Dia Compe 610-G center pulls

Looking for replacement brake pad recommendations for my late 70s Dia Compe 610-G center pulls. I ran across a 2013 post on this topic but would appreciate hearing about recent user experiences. My rims are Araya 27.25" alloy clinchers ~ thanks
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kool stop "weinmann x" in salmon > black
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+1 on the Koolstops, but I prefer the modern Shimano type pad shape. They bolt right onto vintage centerpulls. These are Weinmann, similar to Dia Compe, but they also work well on my Universal centerpulls, as well as the modern 105 brakes I have. The dual compounds are for wet/dry stopping, because you never know. I did a 50 mile rain ride last year with these, and they worked very well.
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kool stop continentals

https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Bic...8-2&th=1&psc=1
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I’m using Kool Stop Cyclocross Linear pad holders that have a longer threaded post (like a V-brake pad) and use readily available Shimano-type pads. The longer post means that the pad needed to rotate less to fit flat against the rims - nice with the wider brazed-on posts of the Gugificazione mods to the fork, and there’s still that nice rotational adjustment to get to desired toe-in. BTW, for that toe-in, a rubber band around the back end of the pad works great! I always use full salmon pads and get great life out of them.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=31465

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Thanks everyone - think I'll try the mentioned cartridge variations with salmon Kool Stop pads.
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"Gugificazione mods to the fork"
Care to elaborate? I'm assuming such mods refer to a 700c or 650b conversion?

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I’m using Kool Stop Cyclocross Linear pad holders that have a longer threaded post (like a V-brake pad) and use readily available Shimano-type pads. The longer post means that the pad needed to rotate less to fit flat against the rims - nice with the wider brazed-on posts of the Gugificazione mods to the fork, and there’s still that nice rotational adjustment to get to desired toe-in. BTW, for that toe-in, a rubber band around the back end of the pad works great! I always use full salmon pads and get great life out of them.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=31465

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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
+1 on the Koolstops, but I prefer the modern Shimano type pad shape. They bolt right onto vintage centerpulls. These are Weinmann, similar to Dia Compe, but they also work well on my Universal centerpulls, as well as the modern 105 brakes I have. The dual compounds are for wet/dry stopping, because you never know. I did a 50 mile rain ride last year with these, and they worked very well.
that's a rather nice match up with older brakes and newer pads!
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"Gugificazione mods to the fork"
Care to elaborate? I'm assuming such mods refer to a 700c or 650b conversion?
Nope. But yes I’ll elaborate (with apologies to the OP if this derails the thread badly).

My goal was to mod the Miyata 912 that I’ve had since new into a front-loaded “travel bike” for credit card touring, beyond its normal role as my fender bike. This would also differentiate it a bit from my rather similar Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer. The original request was for @gugie to just add mid-fork mounts for low rider panniers, so he only had the 912’s original steel fork for these mods. BTW, this year 912 came with 27” wheels, and it had been converted to 130mm-spaced 700C Ergo shifting earlier. Tire clearances are sufficient for 700x28’s with fenders, but it’s not a 650B conversion candidate, unlike the Marinoni.

Mark suggested that re-raking the fork would help with that goal. Then I was inspired by a Norther Cycles custom at the Velo Cult gathering where the fork handoff was taking place. Yes, he could also do: 1) braze-on posts, enabling a 2) custom rando bag rack with 3) one of his clever custom stem-encircling decaleurs (modified for my tall stem/bars and incorporating a threaded housing stop). There were 4) the new mid-fork mounts for both rack configurations, and 5) additional dropout eyelets on the front of the fork. Then there’s the 6) three-part custom modular pannier rack that disassembles small enough to fit inside my panniers when needed. And 7) his fork rerake gives fantastic handling with any load from just the empty rando bag to full panniers. Oh yeah, he also 8) supplied the Dia Compe front brake arms, and pointed me toward Waxwing for one of Dave’s excellent custom rando bags. And he had the fork powder-coated when it was done. Whew!

I love this bike even more now, and the mods far exceeded my expectations. Just wish I could afford to travel more with it. Maybe next year after my wife recovers from shoulder replacement in December.

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I just replaced the pads on my 610 set. I used VO cartridge pads and am very pleased with the look and grip.


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Originally Posted by Dfrost View Post
Nope. But yes I’ll elaborate (with apologies to the OP if this derails the thread badly).

My goal was to mod the Miyata 912 that I’ve had since new into a front-loaded “travel bike” for credit card touring, beyond its normal role as my fender bike. This would also differentiate it a bit from my rather similar Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer. The original request was for @gugie to just add mid-fork mounts for low rider panniers, so he only had the 912’s original steel fork for these mods. BTW, this year 912 came with 27” wheels, and it had been converted to 130mm-spaced 700C Ergo shifting earlier. Tire clearances are sufficient for 700x28’s with fenders, but it’s not a 650B conversion candidate, unlike the Marinoni.

Mark suggested that re-raking the fork would help with that goal. Then I was inspired by a Norther Cycles custom at the Velo Cult gathering where the fork handoff was taking place. Yes, he could also do: 1) braze-on posts, enabling a 2) custom rando bag rack with 3) one of his clever custom stem-encircling decaleurs (modified for my tall stem/bars and incorporating a threaded housing stop). There were 4) the new mid-fork mounts for both rack configurations, and 5) additional dropout eyelets on the front of the fork. Then there’s the 6) three-part custom modular pannier rack that disassembles small enough to fit inside my panniers when needed. And 7) his fork rerake gives fantastic handling with any load from just the empty rando bag to full panniers. Oh yeah, he also 8) supplied the Dia Compe front brake arms, and pointed me toward Waxwing for one of Dave’s excellent custom rando bags. And he had the fork powder-coated when it was done. Whew!

I love this bike even more now, and the mods far exceeded my expectations. Just wish I could afford to travel more with it. Maybe next year after my wife recovers from shoulder replacement in December.

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