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banshee disc brakes: how to stop
I recently was a total moron an accidently lubed my disc brakes. They howl like a small bird in agony whenevr I touch them. Not to mention my braking has been horribly compromised. The lube I used is called Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant with Teflon. "Penetrates and Protects." Well crap. I have trip everything from blasting them with water to wiping them off with a towl to "standing" on the brakes as I ride really hard. The latter wakes up all the dogs. The water actually helped and I thought I had it licked; until I used my brakes for the fifth time and they screamed again. Help!
On one hand, this might be a wonderful oppurtunity to upgrade my discs and pads. On the other, I am to broke to do that. Bah!
I have Hayes Nine hydraulic if it makes a difference.