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Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #100 on: August 22, 2011, 03:29:38 pm »
Most of the black or grey powdery substance is aluminium from the rim itself.  Sprayed up grit makes the brake pad more abbrasive, so it grinds the rim more.  I get plenty of grey muck when it's very wet when using salmon pads as well - rear and front, but more so on the rear.

You'd still get grey muck (ie. rim wear) even if the brake pads were pure white.
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Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2011, 03:32:50 pm »
50 minutes wet commute on Thursday, I started with new clean wheels. The rear brake had Koolstop black pads, very noisy and as the pic shows, quite messy


Valve core nipple thingy looks a bit slack.....
mmm the tire was about to get inflated... and some day I'll align the inner tube properly to get the valve at the right angle.

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Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #102 on: August 22, 2011, 06:09:23 pm »
cough - disc brakes - cough
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Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #103 on: August 22, 2011, 08:24:26 pm »
Ahem.  Drum Brakes.  Sniff.

Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2011, 08:44:26 pm »
Bought a bulk buy of replacement brake pads for magura  hs 33, at York Rally some years ago .  They were binned, crap compared to the maguras (swisstop ). Went thro a front rim on the tandem in a few weeks big mistake, expensive pads work out cheaper over time.

Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #105 on: August 22, 2011, 09:10:34 pm »
Can anyone tell me whether Koolstop salmons reduce rim wear over the other colours, or are they just supposed to be better in the wet? I've used grey before (and I've got black on order) and didn't recall any difference, ie, they were good.

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Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #106 on: August 22, 2011, 09:33:00 pm »
With the exception of the dual compounds supplied with the shoes I've only ever used Salmon. I can't think of a reason to use anything else, they don't seem to wear fast and when it rains (as it inevitably will) you've got the best ones on.

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Re: Why you should use decent pads for your rim brakes
« Reply #107 on: August 22, 2011, 10:38:49 pm »
Can anyone tell me whether Koolstop salmons reduce rim wear over the other colours, or are they just supposed to be better in the wet?

Kool Stop describe them as "for wet conditions", without saying what that means.  I find both Salmon and Dual Compound good in all conditions - except extremely wet conditions.  No blocks I've ever tried are good in extremely wet conditions.

I haven't tried the all-black Kool Stops.  I have tried many, many other makes.  Kool Stops pick up less grit and metal than the rest.  This is the main reason I stick wih them and recommend them.
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