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Brake blocks for winter commuting

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by bianco, 1 Nov 2007.

  1. bianco

    bianco New Member

    Hi guys

    I've got some Dura Ace brake blocks at the moment but they "dissolve" in the wet and are completely uneffective.

    I can't upgrade to discs and a hub/roller brake won't be practicle to upgrade.

    Any ideas, I'm thinking of Kool Stop Salmon.

    Thanks

    Martin
     
  2. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    My shimano blocks really aren't that good in the rain.

    Kool Stop Salmon are supposed to be good, but the COLOUR!

    I've got some Aztec (don't know which type) and theyare pretty good.
     
  3. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I have Kool stop salmons. They work well but the bolts have gone rusty. Not a problem if you already have compatible cartridge holders though.
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Get the Kool Stop dual compound as they work in wet and dry and last a hell of a lot longer.
     
  5. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Minor thread hijack: I use Koolstops on one of my bikes, to get the cartridge holders I ended up upgrading my brakes to Ultegra- since it didn't cost that much more than just buying the holders (the original callipers weren't very good anyway)

    I've got some pretty good deep-drop brakes on my commuter- anyone know where I can get fairly cheap cartridge holders so I can use Koolstops on that too?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    bianco

    bianco New Member

  7. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Perfect, cheers!