Bicycle Mechanics - Squeaky Disc Brake
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09-18-06, 04:29 PM
I have mechanical disc brakes on my bike. Today was my first commute of the season to feature rain, and every time i would apply the front break, it would make a REALLY loud squeaking noise. The effectiveness of the brakes themselves don't seem to be compromised any more than I would expect for them being wet, but it is annoying as heck. Does the pad just need adjusting or cleaning or something? Or will I just have to live with this?
09-19-06, 06:41 PM
Should not squeal. Try cleaning the rotor and pads with alcholol and check to see if that helps. If not, your brakes need adjustment. What kind are they?
09-20-06, 07:14 AM
From my understanding they will squeal when they are wet but will still brake as well as they do when it's dry.
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