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Old April 25th 18, 01:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B.[_3_]
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Default Do EVO pads fit in KoolStop holders?

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:04:26 -0700, Joerg
wrote:

On 2018-04-24 10:10, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:10:53 PM UTC-4, Joerg wrote:
On 2018-04-24 08:01, AMuzi wrote:
On 4/24/2018 9:47 AM, Joerg wrote:
On 2018-04-23 17:11, AMuzi wrote:
On 4/23/2018 5:52 PM, Joerg wrote:
The worn Koolstop pads are 52mm long. Would these fit
Koolstop?

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ByQAA...KD/s-l1600.jpg

I am a little puzzled by the clip that gets shipped along
because Koolstop only has the set screw.


Those replace this Kool Stop product:
http://www.koolstop.com/english/v_typeholder.html
inserts:
http://www.koolstop.com/english/v_type.html
http://www.koolstop.com/english/v_type2.html

If your setup does not include the little wire pins then
maybe, maybe
not. What is it that you have now?


They look like this but with the holes in the metal body:

https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/spg/sho...13353ae498d1cb



You loosen the set screw and the pad slides out the back.
However, I don't want Koolstop stuff anymore. It's
expensive, the pads wear quickly and to top it off the
mounting hardware rusts fast. YGWYPF? I don't think so.



The EVO inserts you referenced earlier are the wrong part.

You probably want these:
http://www.koolstop.com/english/dura_type.html

Product menu in that link is easy to use.


Thanks. $10+ is a bit much for those but I saw them on EBay for $8.


Good grief! If $2 is that important to you, your business must be failing.
Spend less time posting here, spend more time finding clients. Then support
your LBS.


I don't want any more clients, want less clients, want to retire and
ride. Anyhow, after Jay's response I just ordered the black version for
dry conditions. $7.25, that's an ok price for rim brake pads. Not as low
as Clarks but with these I don't have to install and adjust the whole
thing, just loosen a set screw and swap the rubber parts.


I think the question is whether you want a cheap pad or an effective
pad. I can buy brake pads locally, actually the entire brake shoe -
pad, holder and nut to hold it on - for approximately 50 cents each,
about a dollar a wheel. They don't last long and they don't stop very
well, but they are cheap.

Or I can buy a Koolstop look alike for about 10 dollars a wheel that
do stop in wet or dry conditions and last a long time.

As somebody once said, you pays your money and you takes your choice.
(But after you make your choice don't whine about it)
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Cheers,

John B.

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