Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    1,520,000 nikos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    madison, wi
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Avids are killing my ears, and its been a full season of break in time!

    I know this topic has been beaten to death, but I have to figure it out. I able to tollerate my sqeeky avid disc brakes when Im riding trails on my own, but riding with others around, it pisses me off. The longer the ride, the increase in the noise level. Ive cleaned the rotors, I even have a second set of wheels with a set of off brand set of rotors and the same thing. Do I need to change the pads, could they be worn out? Its not pad adjustment, Im now a pro at the adjustment. What the hell!

  2. #2
    Senior Member BAC5.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Margaritaville
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sand the pads down slightly and sand the shine off of the rotor.

    New pads might be an option. Get some EBC Golds if you decide on replacing them.
    2003 Banshee Scream. Banshee Pride!

  3. #3
    Knight Rider SirSpinsalot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Monroe, Georgia
    My Bikes
    CAAD 3 Cannondale MTB, CAAD4 Roadbike.
    Posts
    118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wha! My avids are quiet as a mouse.

    I do not have a clue what it could be but hope you get it right.
    Basher of trees and going downhill in distress.

  4. #4
    Chi
    Chi is offline
    Rides with Cows Chi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Fixing a flat
    My Bikes
    Trek 7000
    Posts
    1,232
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Solution: V-brakes.

  5. #5
    Senior Member BAC5.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Margaritaville
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Chi
    Solution: V-brakes.
    They don't make noise because they don't stop at all...

    V-Brakes are a waste.
    2003 Banshee Scream. Banshee Pride!

  6. #6
    Chi
    Chi is offline
    Rides with Cows Chi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Fixing a flat
    My Bikes
    Trek 7000
    Posts
    1,232
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't take it so seriously. I was just messin w/ ya.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    San Jose & Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    Mercier Kilo TT (sold), Cannondale R900 2.8, Mongoose RX10.9 (sold), Xootr Swift, Schwinn Moab 1, Giant TCR C2, GT Zaskar, GT Forte Ti, GT GTB, Bianchi San Jose, Bianchi Fremont, Redline 925, Specialized Langster
    Posts
    2,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    could be the rotors. but my squeaking went away after just one ride... could also be pad alignment. you don't really want the outer caliper to push the rotor a great distance before it contacts the inner caliper. also try playing with the spacers on the mounting bolts. my rear squeaked when my calipers were too far from my rotor. i got the 165mm adapter but my rotor was 160mm. i rearranged the spacers/adapter so that the pads have more contact with the rotor and no more squeaking.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

  8. #8
    DEADBEEF khuon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
    My Bikes
    1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
    Posts
    12,155
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BAC5.2
    They don't make noise because they don't stop at all...

    V-Brakes are a waste.
    Right... and for a good 15-20 years, all mountain bikers died because they couldn't stop themselves with their cantilever rim brakes.
    1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte OCP Club Member
    "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122

  9. #9
    Senior Member BAC5.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Margaritaville
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a friend with an 18 pound Steel single speed running Paul Canti's. They work better, and are lighter, than any V-brake on the market.

    When you are riding in the mud and wet and grit and grime, have fun with your V-brakes. I simply enjoy stopping instead of death gripping my levers, praying that I can stop.

    I stand behind my comment that V-Brakes are inferior to Disc brakes in EVERY situation except for weight. And there are several brakes out there that are approaching V-brake weight.
    2003 Banshee Scream. Banshee Pride!

  10. #10
    1,520,000 nikos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    madison, wi
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, I did the sanding trick and it worked on these sqeeky *******s. However, it did give a gritty sound against the rotor for a while, but I didnt notice any damage to the rotors. Another thing I noticed, I pulled the front pads out and noticed a lot of front pad wear. I didnt think the avids could toe in or out, just straight on. Why would one half of the pad be totally worn down, and the bad end be in fine shape?

  11. #11
    (Grouchy)
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    3,643
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i like U-brakes.

  12. #12
    Senior Member BAC5.2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Margaritaville
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    misalignment of the caliper.

    Unbolt the caliper (loosen) clamp the brake. Wiggle the caliper.

    Keeping the brake clamped, tighten down the bolts. Adjust the pad's from there.
    2003 Banshee Scream. Banshee Pride!

  13. #13
    1,520,000 nikos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    madison, wi
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks for that tip, I will try that.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •