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Brake pad sizes
#1
I have a 26" mountain bike w/ rim brakes and I measured the brake pads - 55mm wide

can I go up to 70mm?
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#2
If they don't hit the frame & interfere with removing the wheel. V-brakes or cantilevers? I have not found anything that stops better than (Salmon) Kool Stop Supra 2 on a V-brake.
On an old Suntour cantilever I tried the Sticky Fingers & they were difficult to adjust & poor, noisy stoppers. In fact, if you have old smooth post cantilevers, now might be a good time to get new levers & linear pull V-brakes.
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#3
linear pull v-brakes, yes
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#4
(06-27-2013, 11:02 AM)scott0999 Wrote:  linear pull v-brakes, yes
Then they will accept longer brake shoes/pads
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#5
thanks for the info!
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#6
(09-02-2013, 10:28 AM)Donald4546 Wrote:  Well dude thanks to you for sharing the information i am very excited to see that you have lot of knowledge about it So if any body wants to share any information about it then please share me buddy????You can do it?Smile

what else are you wanting to know?

I upgraded to 70mm pads and they have been working good. I just got some cheap ones but it was still an upgrade
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#7
My favorite pad for your application is the Kool Stop Supra 2 in Salmon. I've tried all kinds of pads & nothing has really even been close for me.
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#8
Yeah, I second that suggestion. The BBB compound for wet weather is also nice, but KoolStop are even better.
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#9
(09-03-2013, 05:56 AM)Joe_W Wrote:  Yeah, I second that suggestion. The BBB compound for wet weather is also nice, but KoolStop are even better.
Even in dry conditions I prefer the salmon, but I am a super heavy load.
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#10
I have to order salmon type then for my old Raleigh :-)
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