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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:58 pm 
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I need to replace the brake blocks on a couple of my Camapgnolo Nuovo Record/Super record brakes. I have seen red and black Kool Stop and original Campagnolo on the market.

Is anything else available?

What is the best?

I am running anodized alloy rims on most of the bikes, but on one I have natural aluminium rims. I am riding mostly in dry weather condition.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:14 pm 
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I don't know what other people have found but I tried Kool Stop black on my Super Record brakes and they squealed so loud it made my ears hurt.
Also, the noise/vibration actually made the quick release unwind as I braked which was quite scary! I went back to Campagnolo ones straightaway.

That was on Mavic GL330 rims which are anodized.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:47 pm 
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stick with original Campag blocks


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:25 am 
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Campagnolo brakes were designed with thicker cables. If you use original Campagnolo cables, then use "FRESH" Campagnolo pads. OEM pads that are 30 years old are NOT a good idea. They must be freshly made pads (Campagnolo still sells them).


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:06 pm 
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That's interesting CdM, what is it about thicker cables that necessitates new blocks?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:54 am 
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fleshtuxedo wrote:
That's interesting CdM, what is it about thicker cables that necessitates new blocks?

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Old pads harden considerably and the stiffer cables make the combination even worse.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:58 am 
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Here you go.

http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/p/23585/Campa ... Alka8P8HAQ


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:17 pm 
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The new blocks are supposed to be a 'modern compound', does that mean they're softer than the originals were when new?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:00 am 
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I was out riding in the rain the other day and there was no brakes when I needed them, thus when arriving home wet and cold the first thing I did was ordering a set of new Campagnolo blocks from SJS , http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/campagnolo-2 ... -prod1738/ I will let you guys know how they compare to the old ones in about one weeks time.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 1:55 pm 
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yesterday I mounted the new brake blocks, but I am still not overly impressed with the braking, I am running a newly built wheel-set with NOS Mavic GP4 hard anodized rims now.
I might give the new blocks some time to bed in properly before I give the final verdict.


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