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Old November 18th 04, 11:37 PM
iarocu
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In a nearby Asda I was looking at their cycle stuff and couldn't
resist buying a set of their £1.48 V brake blocks. Looks a fairly soft
compound but if the braking performance is acceptable and the service
life is even half that of Shimano blocks I'll get some more.
Iain
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Old November 19th 04, 12:01 AM
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iarocu wrote:
In a nearby Asda I was looking at their cycle stuff and couldn't
resist buying a set of their £1.48 V brake blocks. Looks a fairly soft
compound but if the braking performance is acceptable and the service
life is even half that of Shimano blocks I'll get some more.


The Shimano blocks I got on a set of Deore V-brakes seem terrible. Worn out
after all of about 50 muddy miles.


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Old November 19th 04, 01:06 AM
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"Doki" wrote in :


The Shimano blocks I got on a set of Deore V-brakes seem terrible.
Worn out after all of about 50 muddy miles.


Maybe it's like the ink cartridges you get with a new printer, i.e.
practically empty to start with, forcing you to buy replacements not long
after making the original purchase.

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Old November 19th 04, 01:38 AM
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On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 23:01:06 -0000, "Doki" wrote in
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The Shimano blocks I got on a set of Deore V-brakes seem terrible. Worn out
after all of about 50 muddy miles.


This is a safety feature. It is to stop you killing your rims with
Shimano RimEater blocks before you've had a chance to switch to
Kool-Stops, as nature intended.

Guy
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Old November 19th 04, 07:54 AM
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iarocu wrote:

In a nearby Asda I was looking at their cycle stuff and couldn't
resist buying a set of their £1.48 V brake blocks. Looks a fairly soft
compound but if the braking performance is acceptable and the service
life is even half that of Shimano blocks I'll get some more.
Iain


I bought some cheapo blocks from Wilkinson, £1.99 a pair. They work
perfectly well, but the set I've got on at the moment are almost worn out
after about 2 months, that's about 800 miles of commuting. I think that
when I wear out the spare set that I'm going to put on tomorrow I'll switch
to something like koolstops to see what their lifespan is like.
Alternatively, I could take a look in Asda next time I'm in...
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Old November 19th 04, 10:59 AM
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Doki wrote:

The Shimano blocks I got on a set of Deore V-brakes seem terrible. Worn out
after all of about 50 muddy miles.


Not unusual in some places where the mud is abrasive. In Wet Yorkshire
I've known people get through 2 or three sets of v-brake pads in a ride
and some of the softer disk brake pads can last only a ride in the
abrasive gritstone mud. Not a cheap day out ;-(

Tony


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Old November 19th 04, 12:25 PM
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On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:59:01 +0000, Tony Raven
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In Wet Yorkshire

^^^

ToBAGO!

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Old November 19th 04, 12:31 PM
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Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:
On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:59:01 +0000, Tony Raven
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In Wet Yorkshire


^^^

ToBAGO!


You'll find that many residents and people brought up in that area refer
to it deliberately as Wet Yorkshire.

Colin - Huddersfield born and bred.
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Old November 19th 04, 12:34 PM
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Colin Blackburn wrote:

You'll find that many residents and people brought up in that area
refer to it deliberately as Wet Yorkshire.


The same people usually refer to the ballfooting team in Halifax as "Halifax
Nil" :-)

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Old November 19th 04, 12:41 PM
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Dave Larrington wrote:
Colin Blackburn wrote:


You'll find that many residents and people brought up in that area
refer to it deliberately as Wet Yorkshire.



The same people usually refer to the ballfooting team in Halifax as "Halifax
Nil" :-)


You rate them *that* highly?

Colin
 




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