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Old 06-15-09, 07:43 PM
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Campagnolo Record brake pads

I have a set of old Record brakes with the original Campagnolo pads still installed. I wanted to replace them and a shop sold me some cartridge pads that look like they'd fit in there fine, but I'm having trouble removing the originals. Before I screw anything up, I figured I'd check with the experts - are the original pads removable from the holders, or are they one unit? If they are indeed removable, does anyone have any tricks or tips for removing them?

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pictures may help
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Old 06-15-09, 07:58 PM
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Don't push. Pull them out with pliers. They elongate when you pull.
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I just did this for some 1973 Record brakes with original holder and pads. The pads came out pretty easily.
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Thanks for the help! Pulling with pliers took them out without too much effort.
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KoolStop makes replacement brake pads that fit in 1970s-1980s Nuovo Record brake holders, in black and salmon variants.

The trick to retrofitting the pads is to slice and/or drill out the space for the correct nut or bolt attachment that was used with the holders and the original pads. Most of the Campy pad holders in that era had threaded posts that went from inside the holder to nuts on the outside of the brake arms, while the last series, after the 50th Anniversary Group, had allen-keyed bolts that went into uniquely shaped dovetailed nuts on the inside of the older, and then the threaded bolt went past that into the pad.

IMHO, the nicest were the final production runs, with the allen-keyed bolts on the pads, the conical nuts, and the triangular arms with script engraving. I'm so glad I have a pair on my bike.

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I found the Kool Stop Eagle 2 pads/hardware fit my Modolo Speedy brake-set(s) quite well. Until I swapped to ceramic-rims. Now they have SwissStop green pads & hardware.

With the Eagle 2:

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