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Old 03-01-13, 07:19 PM
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Mathausar brake blocks

I noticed that a producer was replicating classic brake blocks. Both the original and superbrake. Has anyone tried them?


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Old 03-01-13, 07:23 PM
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They look like originals...that seems to be their claim as well. Priced accordingly too.
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But I want the one with the cool..uhmmm....cooling fins!!

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Originally Posted by Chombi
But I want the one with the cool..uhmmm....cooling fins!!
I believe I have a set of the originals with the fins. Slightly used, not mounted on anything at the moment.
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They look cheap and crappy, just like the originals, and $44 per bike.
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I've been buying them on ebay, they improve any brake. Expensive, but worth it if you want to run the old stuff.
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How would you say they compare with the newer Kool Stops, Dbakl?
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How would you say they compare with the newer Kool Stops, Dbakl?
As far as I know, better than stock pads (except maybe Campagnolo). But all my stuff is old. They help the old brakes: Universal, Weinmann... I have some red ones for some Mafacs, but haven't built that bike yet.

To be honest, I don't know if what I'm buying on ebay are old or new.
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The KoolStop equivalents are ~ $35 per bike, but you have to provide your own Campy holders (or tweak your Weinmann holders to fit).
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I could use a new finned set for the Santana. I wonder if they will re-appear.
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Originally Posted by balindamood
I could use a new finned set for the Santana. I wonder if they will re-appear.
These?

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Originally Posted by auchencrow
The KoolStop equivalents are ~ $35 per bike, but you have to provide your own Campy holders (or tweak your Weinmann holders to fit).
I got my last two sets, black, on ebay for $19.95. Free shipping. Five bucks a piece. Not too shabby.

I also have a NOS set of red Matthausers. But haven't put them on anything either. The black Kool Stops look so much better, IMO.
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Yeah, but the red show you care!
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These?
Not excatly, but close.
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Originally Posted by dbakl
Yeah, but the red show you care!
I guess I don't care all that much. They've languished. I wonder if they're still any good.
Do old brake blocks go bad?
I've been replacing the old Campy ones because I suspect they may be getting hard,
but then, it's tough to tell.
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I hoard them. Not sure if the new ones are any different at all. Do they sell new ones with the old six fin style? Have two (not in pic) need 2 more to make a set one of these days:

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Originally Posted by rootboy
I got my last two sets, black, on ebay for $19.95. Free shipping. Five bucks a piece. Not too shabby. ...
You shamed me! I paid retail for mine!

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...I also have a NOS set of red Matthausers. But haven't put them on anything either. The black Kool Stops look so much better, IMO.
+1. Even though they do look more "authentic", I don't much care for the look of red pads -(but I'm not a purist).
I also have heard that red performs better than the black, but I have no data. IME, the black Kool-stops work quite well enough.
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I like the black Kool stops. I even yanked out a set of red Matthausers from a set of shoes recently, but mostly because I figured they might be too old.
Guess I should have tried them before I yanked them.

BTW, I was surprised to see those pads on there for twenty bucks. Might have to get some more if he's still on the site.

Looks like some guy named Dicknose has them pretty cheap,
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kool-Stop-Ca...item460c1e36cd

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I've got Matthausers on my Mercian, and they seem to work great. Every bit as good as new Koolstop Salmon pads. I should probably start hoarding to make sure I have stocks to replace them.
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I haven't shopped for brake pads in a while, so someone please inform me. Are KoolStops available to fit Weinmann holders?
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These work Jim? These are from a guy in Germany, quick ebay search, but I suspect they're available here.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/KOOL-STOP-re...item4ac0f6ea77
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