After discovering vintage single pivot brakes in the rain have the stopping distance of a greased-up, medium-sized ferry with a tail wind on a ski slope, I'm looking for some help before I do some damage.
What would be the most effective way to upgrade the braking performance:
A. Upgrade to dual pivot brakes (Tektro dual pivot long drops),
B. Upgrade the wheels from the current steel (?) rims to something with an actual brake surface.
For info, I've already swapped out the standard brake pads for swissstop black pads with little improvement. The single pivot brakes have a lot of flex in them, hence why I'm thinking dual pivots might bite more.
I'm not sure how much is down to the polished/smooth steel (?) rims, and if a wheelset upgrade might be the answer.
Any info/thoughts would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.