Originally Posted by operator
1) It's Squeak
2) Toe-in your pads, or check to see if it's time for a replacement or both
Thanks for your terse advice. First, I spell rather well and thought squeeky as in squeeeeky would convey my experience and the sound more accurately. I also have advanced degrees in psychology and speak two languages fluently; and one rather badly. Having gotten that out of the way, I'm 63 years old, and don't ride like I'm sure many of you on this forum do; although I'm in quite good shape mentally and physically, except for my spelling of course.
When you say "toe in" the pads; I'm assuming you mean to adjust the pads so that the bottoms of them are slightly inward from the tops of them. Forgive me, I'm very new at this. I just had the bike in for a "Tune up" where I bought it in Phoenix and they said nothing about the pads needing replacement even though I mentioned the squeaking brakes when I dropped in off.
Also, do you have any thoughts on the front fork squeeeeeek? Seriously, any ideas would be appreciated. (smile)
I was actually the 1993 AZ state champion in sporting clays. Hope you know what that is. Then went to San Antonio for the World FITASC championship. (I'm sure you understand that if you speak French) While there, I met a few very nice Frenchmen and quite a few that were somewhat rude and arrogant. While I see you are from Toronto and noted the "tag" on your post (in French), I'm not sure if you're French or not and really don't care. Let's just say we've touched blades and put them away.
Thanks again for your thoughts on the brake pads. Please let me know if you have any ideas about the forks. The constant squeeeeking on rough terrain makes me crazy after a while. Which probably
makes me spell things funny. LOL