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Old 01-14-2015, 10:15 PM
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"Kool Stop" Salmon color pads are the best bar none.
Yep good pads...

I even have some dual compound ones that work really good also.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:19 PM
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"Kool Stop" Salmon eh, Gonna check em out too. I use my brakes quite aggressivly and the regular type crap gets gone pretty quick.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:57 PM
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Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...846181&alt=web

Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...115223&alt=web

Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...281009&alt=web


These are all good ones.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:30 PM
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Yup... I like the Kool Stop Salmon compound pads and those will go on my rear brake, For the front disc I got a better caliper for it already that fits the bike's caliper bracket and I got another calpier with bigger pads but I'll need to make a bracket or buy a conversion bracket to use it. The Noleen front end I got on the bike now is set up for V brakes only but I can make a bracket for whichever caliper I decide to use. I just need to see my brake pad options for each caliper to see which one has the best selection. The one that's on the bike uses the smallest pads, but the other one uses slightly larger pads, the third one uses these pads that look more like motorcycle pads so I'm not going to use that one unless I know I can get decent replacement pads.

The new bike I got also has the dual trigger type shifters instead of the twist grip type so I'll most likely move those over to my silver bike to free up more space on my bars.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:52 AM
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Added a set of cool stops myself.
Oh and came across a set of suntour suspension forks for my 1" neck.
added a suspension seat post and now I am riding on a cloud.....
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:15 AM
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Yeah, I found the same ones on ebay. A little spensive so I'll prolly use up the last couple pair of the ones I already have. That shouldn't take too long.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:05 PM
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Hehe... it don't take too long to wear thru a set if ya do a few hard stops from 40 or so... It seems like every few days I gotta readjust mine if I stop hard from those speeds, that's why I usually try and coast down some before hitting the brakes. Gotta make sure thtey'll still stop hard in case a car pulls out in front of me when I'm on my morning taco run... The way back is a lot better since there's no side streets I can open it up and just coast down when I get close to the shop...
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:41 PM
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Got some more of my (For Sale) bike parts in yesterday and then just got back from my one and onl local bike shop a short while ago, picked up a Wheel Master multi speed wheel, steel rim and 12ga spokes, local shop sells me these wheels for $26 and they're always nice and true, Im about to the poi t where I dont really want to put a rag joint coupler on the small spoked wheels if I can help it, the 14ga spomes work but I've had one break under the tag joint already and several more were bent and just looked like more breakage looking for a place to happen.

The Heavy spoke wheels are dang near bullet proof and I have almost no co cern about spoke damage from the compression coupler deforming the spokes or making them weak, I for sure dont want to sell a bike with a marginal rear wheel so the bike will get this heavy duty wheel with lots of good grease in the bearings and everything adjusted just right.

I picked up a couple thorn resistant tubes ad some wide rim strips while I was there and a couple sets of the soft cheap foam grips, these grips really absorb bar vibes and make long ride a lot more comfortable on the paws.

fixing to pull head and jug off the new engine to see how she looks and see what sorted ports this $119 kit has and what crank and rod it has.

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Old 01-15-2015, 08:02 PM
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Hehe... it don't take too long to wear thru a set if ya do a few hard stops from 40 or so... It seems like every few days I gotta readjust mine if I stop hard from those speeds, that's why I usually try and coast down some before hitting the brakes. Gotta make sure thtey'll still stop hard in case a car pulls out in front of me when I'm on my morning taco run... The way back is a lot better since there's no side streets I can open it up and just coast down when I get close to the shop...
YUP, Aint nothing quite like the feeling ya get coming to a busy intersection and finding out ya got NOTHIN for brakes. Yer cheeks start squeezing the seat and yer trying to wear out a good pair of shoes on the pavement, Flintstone style brakes, Yabba dabba doo.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:06 PM
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Rode it..........same as I do almost everyday when I see this silly topic come up. Ride, ride, ride!

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