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    Kool Stop Brake pads

    After reading about how good Kool Stop salmon brake pads are, I decided I am going to get some for my 2012 Jake The Snake. Where is the best place to get them and is it better to just get the replacement pads or the whole pad assembly? The bike has Avid Shorty 6 brakes. Thanks.
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    I just get them from my LBS. Just replace the pads since the shorties come with the cartridge style pad assemblies. It makes it a 5-minute job instead of a hour+ job swapping the whole thing out.

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    I have Tektro R730 brakes that could use some improvement. I've done plenty of reading around this forum that says Kool Stop is the way to go. I'm just wondering which version people would recommend. I don't own a car and commute to work 8 miles RT every week day so the salmon pads sound like they make sense.

    Can I basically get the Campi, Dura, or Tectonic with holder and expect them to work on my road bike? Any recommendations between those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scholl43 View Post
    I have Tektro R730 brakes that could use some improvement. I've done plenty of reading around this forum that says Kool Stop is the way to go. I'm just wondering which version people would recommend. I don't own a car and commute to work 8 miles RT every week day so the salmon pads sound like they make sense.

    Can I basically get the Campi, Dura, or Tectonic with holder and expect them to work on my road bike? Any recommendations between those?
    iirc, you would get the Dura Ace cartridge pads. that;s what I have on my road bike with Tektro dual pivots and my Shimano CX70 cantis
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    Yokozuna Scott-Mathauser Brake Pads can also be a good option. Excel Sports Boulder has them onsale for $5.88 a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renedelbarco View Post
    Yokozuna Scott-Mathauser Brake Pads can also be a good option. Excel Sports Boulder has them onsale for $5.88 a pair.
    With the brakes I have, would I only need the inserts or both the inserts and holder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scholl43 View Post
    With the brakes I have, would I only need the inserts or both the inserts and holder?
    Kool Stop salmon for dura-ace fit my tektro cartridgs just fine.

    work great.
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    ...thread dredge...

    I've been looking around, and I'm scratching my head a little...what are my options for running Kool Stops with Paul's catilevers, anyway?
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    yeesh, never mind. I found them..the other places I had looked just didn't have the right part.
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    FWIW-I like the Koolstop with the 3 types of compound for cross. Don't need the salmon's unless it's always wet and muddy. But that's just me.
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    +1 to Kram... the Tektronics are really nice!!! I currently run all salmon on my race bike cause they were cheap and available, but have had the tektronics on my bikes in the past... made my crappy oryx brakes usable!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JChasse View Post
    ...thread dredge...

    I've been looking around, and I'm scratching my head a little...what are my options for running Kool Stops with Paul's catilevers, anyway?
    You want a pad holder like this

    BTI | Avid Shorty-6 cartridge pads, threaded - black pr

    You're LBS can order them or something similar by another mfg. I use them with my Paul Mini Motos.

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