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Old 07-21-19, 05:44 PM
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canklecat
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On my bike with cantilever brakes, I use Jagware black thinline pads (curved to match the rim) on the front, and Kool Stop Eagle 2 salmon pads on the rear. Can't say I notice any differences in braking. Both are good. The Kool Stop Eagle 2 and a few other KS pads have wedges that simplify toe-in to minimize squealing.

In humid or wet weather I just make it a habit to occasionally ride the brakes to lightly scrape the rims clean, or brake early.

With my road bikes' sidepull rim brakes the main problem is the cheap Sunlite brand cable housing I'm using. It's supposedly compressionless, but... nah. It compresses enough for the first several rides that I needed to adjust cable tension a few times until the cable housing finally settled in. (Note to self: Get good quality cable housing from Shimano or Jagwire. No more cheapie no-name, faux-name stuff.)
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