Bicycle Mechanics - Another New-bike squek issue
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06-20-08, 10:25 AM
Just got my bike and everything is fine so far, except for a squeak in the front wheel. Had to mount the front wheel myself, I'm thinking I should have added some lubrication there, but it seemed to already been done up with something. The squeak happens when I gently push the bike forward or backward, not while riding at any slow or fast speed.
Anyway it's a disc brake mountain-bike with front suspension. The M485 disc brakes [shimano] as far as I know are two-piston models.
Any ideas ? Something that may need some lube or anything, or should I put the wheel back on again ? Haven't had a bike since I was a kid, so I'm getting used to everything again :D Even thought the sound the bike makes when going a little faster is a problem, but now I'm just guessing it's the really fat mountain bike tires, combined with pavement and my 290 weight :D
06-20-08, 11:00 AM
Hm, can't say I've heard of tires squeaking on pavement before. My first guess would have been the little dust seals on your front hub. Those sometimes get stuck to the axle and will spin against the hub and squeak a little. But it's most likely your disk brake--and some light rubbing/squeaking is inherent of all disk brakes.
You could also try giving it some true metal from the king of kings. That might work too. :thumb: Manowar is so awesome.
Joshua A.C. New
06-20-08, 11:08 AM
Stop posting the same damn question over and over.
06-20-08, 11:20 AM
The squeaking is from around the brake or front hub, the tire sound is no problem, just saying that I didn't know they could get so noisy after years of not riding a bike :D was just an amusing comment. What I've seen after searching the forum here that it may be the disc brake IF it were a one-piston type, which it isn't, so I guess I'll clean the thing again and see if it persists.
And yes Manowar is indeed awesome and so they will be at the Magic Circle Festival in early July, which FINALLY I'll be able to go see :D It will be one crazy music-beerfest of all that is heavy :D
And Joshua, I love you man, if it weren't for you passionate lovers of construction not bothering to see IF such a problem does in fact turn up and get solved after using the search function, some of us repeating such questions wouldn't have to feel bad doing it :D
THIS IS A SPECIFIC FORUM -> BIKING ..... thus repetitive stuff will always come up ...
Have a nice bloody day :)
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