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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Hi all. Want to keep calipers but improve braking. Do I change blocks like for like or can I use a more modern style of pad. Either way pease can I have advice and recommendations re manufacturers/types that will improve things?

Will be stripped and cleaned when I get the new blocks.

Thanks as always THM (small steps)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Assuming your rims are straight & decent condition then decent brake blocks are a solid investment - Swisstop are very decent, not cheap though. The standard issue Shimano blocks are also good. Some of the Clarks stuff is good value for money. I'd look for something with a brake shoe then you only need buy replacement pads next time around. Shoes are also a lot better to line up properly with the rims.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Like for like or do I get the long ones?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Long ones are MTB? You'll need standard ones else the forks will get in the way! Looking at the photo you posted it looks tight - what measurement have you got from the brake bolt centre back top the fork?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:37 pm 
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About 28mm from block bolt centre to fork.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Shouldn't be an issue then, any standard road shoe will do. Old school blocks (Campag) are about 4cm total length, newer types are 5 to 5.5cm. The stand off from the fork will depend on dual or 3-pivot calipers. There's some Ultegra Shoes & Pads on Wiggle that are decent VFM.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Thanks from that. So the modern style ones will be ok?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:00 pm 
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I've measured 28mm from bolt centre to fork front on one of mine and that's with modern Shimano shoes on dual pivot calipers so I wouldn't envisage any problems.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Thanks. Much appreciated.


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