Mountain Biking - Brakes Gone Bad
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05-02-06, 09:39 PM
Hey, about 1/2 an hour ago, I put some WD-40 on my chian. Then I washed my frame. I just rode it, and the brakes are very bad. They hardly stop me, and when they get to a very slow speed, they have this very loud rubbing noise. Is this maybe becuase some of the WD-40 got on the rotor? Or maybe some water is just in the rotor? Will it go away?
05-02-06, 09:43 PM
wd40 on ur pads... water wont do that
clean ur pads
05-02-06, 10:24 PM
The WD-40 will wear off your brake pads/rims.. just ride the brakes for a while.
Next time dont use WD-40 on your chain. Get some actual chain lube. Makes a huge diffrence.
If it still don't stop you, get your pad off and burn it in an medium flame for a while. and If you see some smoke evaporating that's some oil (WD-40) coming in your pad. it will take you a minute to burn this stuff. other option buy new one.
I've always been told that if you get oil on your pads and then use them...you may as well just get new ones.
I have gotten simple green on my pads and just took a good long downhill to burn it out.
05-05-06, 02:47 PM
don;t use WD40 its an evil spray can of doom, find different lube
05-05-06, 05:03 PM
Yeah, I rode them for the last 2 days. They are getting better. I just got some chain lube. The last stuff I had ran out.
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