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Old 08-22-13, 06:29 AM
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Which kool stops?

Which Kool Stop models do you guys use on typical 70's-80's (Diacompe, Universal, etc.) calipers? These? There's a dizzying number of pad configurations, but most of em don't look like they'd work.
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I use these (Kool Stop Cross) on my Campy NR brakes. I also have the replacement pads for the stock holders (both black and salmon), but these work better. Toe-in is adjustable as well.
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Perfect. Thanks, guys!
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I use these (Kool Stop Cross) on my Campy NR brakes. I also have the replacement pads for the stock holders (both black and salmon), but these work better. Toe-in is adjustable as well.
These fit regular road brake calipers even though they are listed as cantilever compatible?
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^ They fit my '73 RRA with Campy NR brakes. There is a threaded and non-threaded version available. Aren't most cantis non-threaded?

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^ They fit my '73 RRA with Campy NR brakes. There is a threaded and non-threaded version available. Aren't most cantis non-threaded?

I hope you realize you have dirt buildup at the front washer of the quick release. You should get on that.
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i use continentals unless the calipers have reusable shoes for the other slide-in pads.
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^ They fit my '73 RRA with Campy NR brakes. There is a threaded and non-threaded version available. Aren't most cantis non-threaded?

Thanks for the pic, those are the threaded correct? They look like what I need for my budget cross/gravel grinder.
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Yes, threaded. And OMG those brakes are dirty!



Actually, they were cleaned when I completely disassembled and overhauled the bike last winter.
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Yes, threaded. And OMG those brakes are dirty!



Actually, they were cleaned when I completely disassembled and overhauled the bike last winter.
Thanks. And yeah you really should take better care of your bikes lol
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And the tire rotation may be wrong?

I remembering having the same trouble selecting Kool stop pads for a vintage look. I have been using the grey matter pads recently.
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Yeah. Filthy. In fact, those brakes look worn out. Thus, un-safe. Despicable.
Ditch them before it's too late.

You know where to send them....
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Originally Posted by dveneman View Post
I remembering having the same trouble selecting Kool stop pads for a vintage look. I have been using the grey matter pads recently.
I picked up a set of the continental greys myself - are they really any different than the salmon pads?
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And the tire rotation may be wrong?

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I thing so also....the little shark finny things should be facing the ground AFAIK.
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Google this [h=1]Dia Compe 76 Grey Matter Brake Pads (Bag of 4)[/h]
and read the reviews. Some love them, some say don't waste your money, buy Kool Stops. I like them for a budget build. They are quiet and look right to me.
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I picked up a set of the continental greys myself - are they really any different than the salmon pads?
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Yes, the shark finny things.
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I thing so also....the little shark finny things should be facing the ground AFAIK.
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
I thing so also....the little shark finny things should be facing the ground AFAIK.
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Yes, the shark finny things.
I do like to keep it precisely techical with the correct jargon
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I don't think gatorskins are directional, but I'll look. I am running Conti GP 4 Seasons on the bike now anyhow.
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I don't think gatorskins are directional, but I'll look. I am running Conti GP 4 Seasons on the bike now anyhow.
Not your tires, your koolstop brake pads are upside down....... the pads are directional with tire rotations.....and the "shark fin thingies" are there to guide the wheel in when putting it back in.
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No shark fin thingies on these pads/holders... if there were, they would be down. The screw needs to be at the back (against tire rotation). Unless I'm missing something. http://www.koolstop.com/english/instructions.html
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Originally Posted by dveneman View Post
Google this Dia Compe 76 Grey Matter Brake Pads (Bag of 4)
and read the reviews. Some love them, some say don't waste your money, buy Kool Stops. I like them for a budget build. They are quiet and look right to me.
Thing is, Continentals *are* Kool Stops - the packaging for the grey pads is identical to the picture in the post above, but the pads are grey instead of salmon. I'm trying to figure out if there is any difference in compound (nothing on the package to indicate there is), and like you I prefer the look of the grey.
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Great price on these. Every other vendor wants double.

I've had these on one of my commuters for 3 or 4 years. That's got to be close to 8k miles and still lots of brake left.
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Great price on these [kool stop continental pads]. Every other vendor wants double...
not really, as the seller charges nearly $4 shipping. they're normally $10, shipped, for a pair (and about the same at my lbs). if additional pairs come with free shipping, then i guess it's something of a good deal.
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No shark fin thingies on these pads/holders... if there were, they would be down. The screw needs to be at the back (against tire rotation). Unless I'm missing something. http://www.koolstop.com/english/instructions.html
Nope....my bad....but looked at your picture again and it really does look like there are "shark fin thingies" right at the hypen between L and S.

but to repeat... wrong on my part. screw does need to be at the back.
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