hi. like i said, im a little worried that this isnt the right forum but i didnt see a "help and repairs" section so i thought id post here.
so: a few months ago i bought a coda comp road bike. three days later the front brakes start making a HORRIBLE screeching sound. i take it to the shop, they fiddle around with the brakes, and for about a day the noise will stop but it always returns. ive had the brakes tilted in in the front. ive had them tilted in in the back. ive gotten new brake pads. ive had the rim totally, utterly, and completely cleaned. nothing, NOTHING has worked (although, after the rim was cleaned for almost 2 weeks the brakes were fine unless i really pressed down hard on them--but then they got dirty and the noise started again. im not about to clean my rims every 2 weeks for as long as i ride my bike for this nonsense. and besides, i had a cheaper mountain bike for years [which got pretty damn dirty] which i never cleaned and which never screeched).
a note or two: the back brakes never screeched--unfortunately i took those off because the back wheel wasnt true and i didnt want to buy a new one =/--and the front ones (which are AWFUL) are the only ones i use. ive heard that this is stupid (and it assuredly is) because if i have to press extra hard on the front brakes they are more likely to make noise. but i dont think they should be making any noise at any time, regardless. plus, i see trendy fixed gear people with just front brakes and they dont seem to have any problem.
what the hell am i to do? i used to love love love biking and now i utterly dread it. is there any hope? im probably going to go buy new wheels tomorrow...