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brake pads - do they all leave marks on the alloys?

Postby alpina » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:00 am

Hi all,

I have a new bike with black brake pads. Took it out for the first time yesterday and noticed the black smear marks that they leave on the alloys. Just wondering if there is a type that can purchased that leaves no marks? Am I being too anal? :)

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by BNA » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:25 am

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Postby mikeg » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:25 am

Koolstop Salmons don't leave crap, and don't eat the rims either.
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Postby sogood » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:43 pm

It comes down to the quality of the pads and how and where you use them. Mavic has these Brake Surface Stones and may be of assistance. But I am sure there are far cheaper ways to clean the the gunk off.

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Postby janus77 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:46 pm

yes, you are being too anal. :D
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Postby Matty » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:47 pm

mikeg wrote:Koolstop Salmons don't leave crap, and don't eat the rims either.


I second that. My old stock pads left heaps of crud on the wheels and you could also see it on the frame/fork. Swapped to Koolstop Salmons and no problems.
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:05 am

Prepswabs from the chemist or an obliging Nurse GLW clean the rim nicely.

Second the Salmons tho'

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:55 am

Mulger bill wrote:Prepswabs from the chemist or an obliging Nurse GLW clean the rim nicely.

Hot water and detergent seems to work okay. My Deore OEM pads are shockers for leaving black marks.

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Postby MJF » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:29 am

'Fine' grade steel wool works wonders on cleaning up the braking surface of rims. Removes the crud without removing much of the braking surface.
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:40 am

Aushiker wrote:...My Deore OEM pads are shockers for leaving black marks.

Andrew


Ditch the Deores Andrew, get yourself some Kool Stop thinline pads. If you aren't immediately happier with the improved braking and cleaner rims I'll buy 'em off you for the lads scoot.

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:53 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
Aushiker wrote:...My Deore OEM pads are shockers for leaving black marks.

Andrew


Ditch the Deores Andrew, get yourself some Kool Stop thinline pads. If you aren't immediately happier with the improved braking and cleaner rims I'll buy 'em off you for the lads scoot.

I am wearing them out fast so will follow that path before replacing them with Kool Stops.

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Postby twowheels » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:10 pm

Koolstop Salmons , where dya get it?
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:23 am

twowheels wrote:Koolstop Salmons , where dya get it?

LBS, eBay, Online. Try a web search or go to http://www.biketiresdirect.com/default.asp as one option.

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Postby peter » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:49 pm

Does Koolstop Salmons help remove old marks or just no new marks?
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