Join Date: Apr 2003
Bikes: got stolen on memorial day: Schwinn Traveler (early 80s) Currently 96-97 Gazelle Medeo. It's a Dutch hybrid bike.
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Screaming brake pads, huh?
Same thing was happening on my bike, one time after taking the wheel off and readjusting the brake caliper and pads. It turned out that I put the pad the oooposite way to which it used to be directed and as soon as I reversed it, the scream disappeared.
If caliper bolt is not tightened well, caliper will be loose which will result in "grabbing" brakes - very dangerous.
So, if those particular pads didn't make the noise before, try to change positions few times.