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Old 09-21-06, 09:26 PM   #1
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ARG the skweekiness of my brakes

...is driving me crazy!!!! Do I need new brake pads or what? What kind of brake pads should I get? Should I get them installed or is it easier to do it myself?
Sorry for all the question marks its just that I have a lot of questions .
Thanks in advance,
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Old 09-21-06, 11:31 PM   #2
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Toe them in first. Unless your brake pads were always grindy/squeaky. Then look for new pads. And clean your rims with rubbing alcohol and dig the stuff out of your pads you have now. And toe them in.
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Get Kool Stop pads. Black for general conditions, Salmon color for especially wet conditions (but they do wear rims faster).
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I'll second the Kool-Stop recomendo. Best brake pads in the world-- seriously. I have a set on my road bike-- lovely cartridge type with alloy holders and dual-compound pads. I also run Kool-Stops on my cyclocross bike and ancient mountain bike. The dual-compound work best for eliminating brake squeal. Harder black in front with softer salmon in rear.

As for rim wear? Kool-Stop touts their "Rim Friendly" formula. *shrug*

Anyway, i've used various Kool-Stops since the late 1980's. Excellent excellent brake pads.
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