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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:35 pm 
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Reetegoed, my problems were probably due to the original pads and your dual compond ones may be better. Worst problem was when it rained!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:26 pm 
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I need to do this too, my AX pads are almost gone. Thanks, I'll get some BBB cartridges from the LBS.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:44 am 
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Great stuff, I have been trying to get some replacement pads for my Ax 600's for ages all to no avail...which cartridge pads did you use and were they an exact fit other than chopping the ends off?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:37 am 
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I have a few pairs of NOS brake pads for these brakes and quite a few used ones with life left. Not much good for braking mind! but if you are after accuracy feel free to PM. There was a NOS multipack of these going recently but no doubt went for silly money.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:24 am 
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chambo34 wrote:
Great stuff, I have been trying to get some replacement pads for my Ax 600's for ages all to no avail...which cartridge pads did you use and were they an exact fit other than chopping the ends off?


Its simple , you need to compare the cadridge brake pads wich are available with the old ones.
The lenght is no issue , its the thickness of the pads,most modern cadridge brake shoes are flatter , iow not as thick as the old 600AX 's.
You could before sliding the cadrige shoes into its groove , first install some backing material (rubber sheet mat cut to the right size) and slide the brake shoe over the backing material.
I don't know if the sell these parts out there , but i used these:
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They are quite soft but don't wear that fast , they give excellent braking power!
its from this company:http://www.bbbparts.com/brakeshoes_bbs23ct.php
Only one important thing : you need to be carefull to make the hole needed for the screw to lock the brake.
I used an red hot thick needle .
You could also just cut away a little part of the back,and insert the screw, its no big deal ,the screw only takes care the shoe won't be released from the brake when braking and riding backwards!


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Thanks for that I will get in touch with them and see if I can get a few pairs.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Funny reading this.
My Dura ace ax brakes were rubbish.
Gave em to a mate who gave them back as he agreed that they were.
Another mate them sold them on the bay.
Very bizzare what someone paid..


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:57 pm 
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Yep, agreed as brakes the AX range is pretty poor. As a piece of cycling history, design interest and generally pretty cool retro kit to collect they score high - for me at least.


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