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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:02 am 
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Sooo.. I put longer brake pads on the front... this might actually work..

What do you think?? (I want to find some cooler looking pads... these are just cheapies to test...)

note: open to suggestions on cool pads =)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:15 am 
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shutter wrote:
The pads on there are the NOS ones with threaded posts, can I use non threaded post ones in there?

shutter wrote:
UPDATE: Sooo.. I put longer brake pads on the front... this might actually work..
What do you think?? (I want to find some cooler looking pads... these are just cheapies to test...)
note: open to suggestions on cool pads =)

You should stick with whatever type of pads (threaded or non-threaded) that Suntour supplied. Doing anything else is stupid/dangerous.

My pad advice-
Good pads: Modern KoolStop
Vintage correct pads: Old KoolStop or Suntour
Good vintage correct pads: WTB (non-threaded only) or Mathauser


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:28 am 
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Really? But you can't even get threaded canti pads can you?

Excuse my ignorance but what's wrong with putting a threadless one in a threaded hole? It's pressure clamped in anyways, if anything the threads may bite in an hold it better...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:44 am 
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Hmmm... well, the mount does look similar to the ones that use smooth posts (i.e., no wedge washers, etc.). Maybe someone with more experience on the particular Suntours you've got can chime in. (I've got a few RC's, but none are Suntours :wink:) In general, if it's a bike you intend to ride, I would be very reluctant to do anything "ghetto" with the brakes.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:52 am 
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Good point, but I think (I guess) they designed it to take either because the non threaded one goes right in there. The threads will actually bite in and hold the pad shaft better than a smooth non threaded hole. But any input for someone else would be apprectaied =)

Thx!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:31 am 
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That cam you're using is the narrow type, Suntour made wide ones for the XCD roller cams that will work and should solve the problem (see below). Check Ebay (am I allowed to say that here?) they aren't that uncommon, or better yet just make them yourself using your existing cam plate as a template.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:14 am 
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Have you seen those on ebay ?
There's 2 holes on the end of arms for adjusting the plate wide, like mine on my Merlin… :D

Or those like shown by Anomie


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:19 pm 
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Oooooo thanks! That looks like the plate I need... Thanks!!! eBay here I come!!

I can make one but might be simpler to buy if I get a deal

Thx!!!


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