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sometimes one of the pads will fall out of line with the rim. i.e., they don't run on the same plane exactly so you can just turn it slightly clockwise or counter clockwise to make the noise stop. I'm not talking about "towing in" since it just started happening all the sudden. I guess what I'm trying to convey is that one might have rotated CW or CCW if the attaching post is the pivot point.
They might even look correct to the eye, but even 1mm off can make a difference with vibrations sometimes. In any case, rotating the pads a little bit might make it stop, without affecting braking power; just be sure none of the pad is rubbing the tire, but you knew that part.
This is especially true for cantilevers and v-brakes.
Last edited by Moochers_Dad; 04-19-08 at 12:49 AM.