That's why I'm wondering if Shimano holders/pads will work. (except for the brake track issue).bigbill said:Campy holders for campy brakes. Three options: swap the pads between wheels, buy another set of holders for your carbon pads, or buy a set of Centaur brakes for your carbon pads and swap out the brakes when you use your carbon wheels.
I use option three since the brake track is slightly higher for my carbon wheels plus I don't have to mess with brake toe-in. It takes me about five minutes to swap out the brakes. My spare brakes are old dual pivot chorus.
I want to be able to swap between a carbon and alum wheelset quickly, and w/o having to adjust the shoe, if possible.fabsroman said:It depends on what your definition of the purpose of replaceable pads is. Personally, I think their replaceability is for when they wear out, which isn't once a week like swapping out wheels. Chainrings, cassettes, and chains are replaceable, but they do take a little bit of time to replace. Just like replacing pads on the brakes.
I'll start by commenting on your comment on the Shimano design being superior. I removed a wheel on my commuter bike that has Shimano pads and holders but the brakes have no quick releases. I pushed the wheel on to the frame through the pads and one of the pads popped out without much effort. So much for the Shimano design being superior. Luckily, they were easy enough to put back on.millerinva said:Are there any physical limitations (depth, fixing bolt size, etc) that would prohibit me from using a set of Shimano brake holders on my Chorus Skeleton Brakes?
I'm afraid of knocking teeth out or an eye trying to pull the pads out of the holders.
The Shimano design is superior here, IMHO
I'm a campyphile, but frankly, in this instance, the Shimano design is superior. You can swap out pads w/o distrubing the toe of the shoes, making it much easier to swap out wheelsets.Squidward said:I'll start by commenting on your comment on the Shimano design being superior. I removed a wheel on my commuter bike that has Shimano pads and holders but the brakes have no quick releases. I pushed the wheel on to the frame through the pads and one of the pads popped out without much effort. So much for the Shimano design being superior. Luckily, they were easy enough to put back on.
Campy pads are installed on the holders through a tight dovetail interference fit. Shimano pads have a slot on either side that the pads slide on through with a setscrew to prevent the pads from sliding off. Can Shimano pads be used on Campy holders (or vice versa)? I absolutely would not recommend it for safety reasons, though they could be forced on to the wrong holders. Don't do it!
To get the Campy pads off the holders I bolted the holders on to a steel bar then used a screwdriver and a mallet to push the pad off the holder. Putting a new pad back on was the reverse of removal but with a lot of finger pressure to push the pad on to the holder. I used the side of the screwdriver for leverage. Worked well for me.
Shimano pads just require that you back out the setscrew by about 4 complete turns then sliding the pads off with finger pressure. Putting them back in is the reverse of removal and can be done with the holders still on the brakes!
Shimano holders will bolt on to Campy brakes (and vice-versa).