Not sure - I thought the salmons are the softer in general - but I think it's model not colour that determines - but these 'Continentals' are recommended for Skyway Tuffs - so one assumes softer compound - they work OK with the polished rims and older callipers here - no squeal at all. It can lock up the rear with the front lever - but not with the suicides.Those blue Kool Stop pads are, well, kool! I have the long salmon version on my '71 Schwinn skinny single speed. They offer good braking, are the blues a softer durometer as well?
Dig the seat lacing!
Noticed what looks like a small cut in the bottom strap about an inch from the buckle, a concern in a ‘NOS’ part .Build finished but I fitted the replacement toe clips today (one broke).
I went with a 'half clip' and it's much better and safer with no straps - but it still keeps my size 14s from hitting the front wheel.
A good fix.
I did get a set of strap-types as well - but I'll keep them for Le Tour
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Cheers, but those straps have done a couple hundred kilometres already and I‘ve dragged them on the ground a few times. They were good when they came out of the packet a few months ago.Noticed what looks like a small cut in the bottom strap about an inch from the buckle, a concern in a ‘NOS’ part .