Re: [CR]Braking in the wet.

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From: "mike" <sentient@california.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Braking in the wet.
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 12:58:58 -0700
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My response to this:

Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp Filename=classicrendezvous.10607.1318.eml Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 10:29:34 -0400 From: John Betmanis <johnb(AT)oxford.net> Subject: Re: [CR]Coolio Brake Pads

I put a set of those (but with threaded studs) on the front of my Nishiki Ultimate after finding that the Campag brake blocks were useless in the wet. The fins are just for show and don't do anything. You can get replacements with the same compound for many vintage brakes. http://she

Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp Filename=classicrendezvous.10607.1348.eml From: mike <sentient(AT)california.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:52:27 -0700 Subject: [CR]Braking in the wet.

The red compound Jagwire blocks seem to work better than most when wet. They wear rather quickly but better to stop than save a few cents.

Got me an off topic response from Dale.

My response to Dale.

Simple minded would be to carp over something that can save injury or worse. Safety is first and always on topic. The last time someone looked at my brake blocks was the insurance adjuster after a failure of a Campagnolo Delta. I withheld suing and went on. They were vintage and too hard to work properly.

Mike Blechman, Berkeley, Ca.