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Old 08-23-10, 03:25 PM
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I bought an old bike years ago. It is a C.Itoh on 27 inch rims. I'm trying to get it roadworthy.
I've replaced the shift cables. removed the street tires and replaced them with a slightly larger cross section and a more aggressive tread for country roads,and a new seat. On a test run I noticed the rear brake was barely functioning. After cleaning the caliper which seems to work well I still have the same problem.
Where can I find replacement brake pads. The caliper is Bridgestone the pads are round and about 1" in diameter.
The local bike shop said I should try Tractor Supply. I'm still not laughing.
Can anyone help???
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Old 08-23-10, 04:49 PM
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Hi Grandpa10 -
Without a photo it's hard to know what exactly it is you are looking for, but generally, you can find what you need at Niagara Cycle Supply
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Sounds like your old pads are vintage Kool-Stop BMX ones. Odd choice for a road bike. You can replace them with most inexpensive caliper pads.
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