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Class Clown
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used to disc brakes

So for a more general question..,

Do I need pads that have the vertical groove post like the one above or is it OK to use something like kool stop pads that have horizontal grooves?
 

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You can use the Kool Stops as far as I know, sourcing a spring is another problem. Many a canti has gone into the bin because the springs went missing. The good news is they seldom break.
 

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Thanks it will certainly give me more options that way. The springs I'm going to restore as they are still intact they just have some buildup on them.
 

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You're reading the model number upside down. That's a Dia Compe 983. There's nothing extraordinary about the original pads. Any pads close to the same size and shape should do.

Good thing you don't have to scrounge around for springs. For a safer setup, you might want to try a long link wire arrangement rather than the OEM straddle cable--unless you're running fenders.
 

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Lol OK that makes sense. I have some new straddles on the way and the bike has some beefy reflectors mounted.
 
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