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DougSloan, Campy->Koolstop switch update...(6 posts)

DougSloan, Campy->Koolstop switch update...seyboro
Feb 16, 2003 7:26 AM
You had posted your experiences about switching record to koolstop pads a little while ago. I did the same yesterday, albeit with success in 5 minutes. I removed the pads (after taking the entire block off the caliper, for extra leverage) by inserting a small srewdriver. This loosened up the pad enough to be pulled out with a set of pliers. I cleaned the inside of the blocks, quirted on some alocohol and slid the koolstop pads back in. Not with ease, mind you, but not nearly as cumbersome as you had experienced.
P.S.: The alcohol evaporated in a few seconds, leaving the new pads securely anchored.
How does KoolStop pads stop vs stock Campy?Ambishawn
Feb 16, 2003 3:16 PM
no difference nmseyboro
Feb 16, 2003 3:20 PM
probably can't tell until a long mountain descentDougSloan
Feb 17, 2003 7:36 AM
Their primarly design difference, at least apparently, is to dissipate heat better; secondarily, they won't wear rims as fast. They aren't intended to make you stop faster.

Good to see you got them on easier; what brakes did you put them on?

Do you see any reason to use them in the rear, too?

that's only if you tend to ride the brakes (nm)ColnagoFE
Feb 17, 2003 9:08 AM
Feb 17, 2003 1:58 PM
I put them on the front and the rear. My new 404s are coming in this week and Zipp recommends them for all their clinchers. In addition, I read and heard some horror stories about aluminum breaking surfaces heating up so much, they bulged out and away from the carbon rim. Now, that'd be a bit of a shame with a nice set of wheels.