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dahoos said:
I have chrome wheels on my commuter. I have decent pads, but when the wheels get wet, I have a hard time stopping. Any suggestions for increasing the friction? Sand paper the rims?....cross-score them with something. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
What brand & type of brake are you using?
There are different pad compounds for different conditions.
Dont sand your rims yet.
 

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I have Aztec pads on canti brakes. (Sorry, forgot to list that originally.)

The bikes is an older Nishiki road bike....so switching to another type of brake system isn't worth it on a commuter bike. And I don't necessarily want to buy new wheels for it either.

Thanks.

dogonfr said:
What brand & type of brake are you using?
There are different pad compounds for different conditions.
Dont sand your rims yet.
 

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Do not sand your rims they are chrome plated for a reason (most likely steel rims so the plating retards rusting). I'd get some soft compound brake pads, or even dual compound for a wider range of stopping, my favorite by far are kool stops. good luck!
 
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