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    Squeaky Disc Brake

    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?

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    Senior Member toolboy's Avatar
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    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?

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    Senior Member Ray Dockrey's Avatar
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    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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