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brakepads?

So I currently have some stock tektro brakes. My wheels are not machined for brakes. What are some good brake pads I can use that stop well and won't eat up my rims too much? I have no clue when it comes to brakes since I come from brakeless fixed if that explains the simple question.
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Cool-Stop Salmons FTW.
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if your rims are painted or anodized, it will rub off with any sort of brake pad.
koolstop salmon or swiss-stop yellow.
for tektro caliper brakes, that will be the dura type cartridge pad.

don't bother with the dual compound.

special exception for anodized rims are ceramic anodized, which require green chromium pads.
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so either of those correct?
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Please don't use brakes on non-machined wheels...
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yep, either of those.
under $10/pair is a good deal for koolstop salmon pads.
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Originally Posted by nealjoslyn
Please don't use brakes on non-machined wheels...
Why not?
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because it doesn't work as well and you ruin the finish of the wheel.

there are enough machined rims in the world where you can probably find one to use instead of your brakeless non machined rim.

no pad is going to prevent marring the surface, and you'd be able to stop better with a MSW rim. just find one used and spent the money you would spent on new pads toward a used wheel.
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Now are you rims non-machined, or do they lack any braking surface at all?

there is a difference.
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Originally Posted by nealjoslyn
Please don't use brakes on non-machined wheels...
Why not? Nobody machined rim sidewalls until quite recently and we managed just fine using brakes on non-machined rims.
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