I read some old posts on braking and applied some of the tips. I cleaned my rims up with soap and water and now I can clamp down on the lever with everything I have and the wheel wont even lock up (not that I want to lock up but it's the principle of the thing). Then I cleaned with some rubbing alcohol and that didn't help either. Thank goodness I didn't do both wheels at the same time and my front is still working nicely. So how can I get things back to normal? BTW my pads are still good and they are set up nicely and SHOULD be stopping properly. And they were stopping much better before I cleaned them.
Not sure if it matters but I mountain bike. Any ideas?