Another endorsemsnt of Kool Stop " Salmon" Pads



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Tom Blum

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I just put a set of the subject pads on my Tour Easy Clone.

I am amazed at the difference in stopping power.

With the black, hard rubber pads, a strong pull caused slowing. Panic stops had to be planned.
(How's that for an oxymoron???)

With the new pads, a moderate pull causes much more stopping power than the above. Who knows what
would happen with the 'strong pull'??

Miles of Smiles,

Tom
 
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Gene Whittle

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Tom Blum wrote:
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> I just put a set of the subject pads on my Tour Easy Clone.
>
> I am amazed at the difference in stopping power.
>
> With the black, hard rubber pads, a strong pull caused slowing. Panic stops had to be planned.
> (How's that for an oxymoron???)
>
> With the new pads, a moderate pull causes much more stopping power than the above. Who knows what
> would happen with the 'strong pull'??
>
> Miles of Smiles,
>
> Tom


Tom...

I'm a Kool Stop salmon fan too. They're on three of my bikes and work great.

They can squeal a bit, but a few minutes every few weeks of cleaning the rims and pads with alcohol
followed by a light dusting of talcum power keeps that at bay.

Gene

ps- I adjust them for flat rim contact. I've tried the traditional toe in position and it doesn't
seem to make any difference in performance or avoiding squeal.
 
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Jeff Wills

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"Tom Blum" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
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> With the new pads, a moderate pull causes much more stopping power than the above. Who knows what
> would happen with the 'strong pull'??
>

Easy there, big fellah...

The combination of Kool Stop salmon pads, the low loading on the front wheel, and slippery surfaces
can result in a front-wheel skid. Been there, done that, tightens the sphincters right now!

But I'm not giving up my salmons.

Jeff
 

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