Wow I definately do not know what I am doing.
My front brakes squels bad, really bad. In trying to fix it, I some how made it worse. I tried rubbing the pads with some emery cloth and cleaning the rims, but it just made the noise worse.
Off to the Bike on Tuesday with it I think.
Your caliper pivot could be loose so adjust it. Or, shoes are not fitted to the rim, which means you need to toe in the shoes just a tad-or sand the shoes which you did with no luck. Or, but probably not the cause, the brake caliper is too long and flimsy. I think in all probablity the shoes need to be toed in. If that doesn't work then try taking a very fine emery paper and clean the rims-IF your rims are the shiny silver aluminum type, otherwise use a solvent that is residue free.
If the shoes are new, they may need to simply break into the rim.
Last edited by froze; 09-05-04 at 11:21 PM.
Originally Posted by froze
I took it to the bike since I do not know how to adjust the Toe and do not really have any tools to do it. At least I know it will be done right, this LBS has always done very good work.