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Brake pads / holders

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by goo_mason, 26 Jun 2008.

  1. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Having fixed my brakes after the advice given on my other dual-pull thread, I now need to get ordering some new brake pads.

    Since they're highly rated, I intend going for Koolstop Salmon for the front and Black for the rear. Trouble is, I don't know whether I need to get the the metal blocks and pads - nor do I know what will fit the unbranded dual-pull caliper brakes on the SCR2.

    From a forum search, it looks like I need to buy some of these blocks to replace my current ones (which have a screw to hold the pad in) and then the Koolstop pads to fit into them.

    Am I right ?

    Cheers all.
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Goo, the brakes on your SCR should be made by Tektro, and they'll take Shimano Dura type Koolstop pads of the type linked to - you don't need to buy new pad holders.

    I use salmon on the front, and the combination (half salmon, half black) on my rear brakes. I got them here. (Not a huge saving on Wiggle, but they do sell the combination pad if you fancy that instead of the all black pad).
     
  3. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Thanks a lot for the info, John.

    I'll get them from Wiggle, since I get them cheaper as a Gold member !
     
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    No problem. The Koolstops are way better than the generic pads that come on it (are you surprised..? ;) ) - they seem to not let cack build up on the pad as easily, as well as providing better stopping.