I am beginning to think Yorick is haunted. About a year ago I rode him in the rain for the first time. He developed a squawk on the front brake. Over the intervening year EVERYTHING on the front end has been replaced (none because of the squawk) - wheel, fork, brake mechanism, brake pads, even the brake levers. The squawk NEVER changed. I have tried every remedy I could find.
1. Scrub rims vigorously with Simple Green solution.
2. Sand brake pads to deglaze them.
3. Wipe rims vigorously with alcohol.
4. Adjust toe-in, repeatedly.
Today I scrubbed the rims bright with ScotchBrite (suggested by LBS), wiped them down with alcohol, then put on new Kool Stop brake pads. Imagine my disappointment when the squawk actually appeared to be WORSE than with the old pads. Though the brakes did stop better. I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?
Wanting to run silent,