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    Bicycle Rider & Mechanic Trekbikedude's Avatar
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    I have the answer to squeaky discs.

    Ok, so I got my mountainbike back from the shop today and I was riding and I had no stopping power so when I do actually stop using my back brake, the back brake goes errrrrrrrrrrrwaaaaaaaaaaaaaadeoooooooeeeeeeeee and I wasd like no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so I brought my bike back to my house and noticed that my rear rotor was just straight black, as if he pads melted on to the rotor. So I hosed the rotor down, ride it a little bit and I used the back brake and there was no more squeak. I don't know if anybody did this but it worked for me. I really hosed it down good. That was fun.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    What in the hell are you talking about? On second thought I don't want to know. There are no answers in your post

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    well, if your pads were black that was the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    There are no answers in your post
    I thikn he is trying to tell us that if your rotors are black, then hose them down

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    I thikn he is trying to tell us that if your rotors are black, then hose them down
    Just what you want to do. Use pressurized water around bearings.

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    I just used it on the rotor, not directly ont hte bearings anyway my hubs are really sealed well. They have that little rubber thing that is really hard to get off.

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    That doesn't mean that your hubs are sealed really well. Water has a way of finding a way into pretty much anything if you use pressure around it.

    So are you saying that you just cleaned the rotor because it was dirty? If so isn't that pretty much common sense?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Wow.
    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by CranxOC
    Wow.
    Yeah this is $11 wheel boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Just what you want to do. Use pressurized water around bearings.

    How can you even stand coming to this site......for f¨cks sake....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinMp99
    How can you even stand coming to this site......for ***** sake....
    Says the guy who keeps coming back.
    I'm just set in my ways is all

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    Why not just pull off the wheel and unbolt the disk. That way you can scrub it all you want with some good cleaner and not worry about fouling anything up.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valbowski1980
    Why not just pull off the wheel and unbolt the disk. That way you can scrub it all you want with some good cleaner and not worry about fouling anything up.

    Just my 2 cents.
    I'll see your 2 cents and raise it another 2 cents by saying that hosing down a bike is sacreligious. I fine you 30 lashes with a knobby tire.

    Oh the shame of it. Does you father know what you did? Never, ever, ever...

    Just playing with ya

    But now you know the gospel. Spread the word.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by valbowski1980
    Why not just pull off the wheel and unbolt the disk. That way you can scrub it all you want with some good cleaner and not worry about fouling anything up.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Because messing around with 6 short T25 torx bolts that have been loctite'd in place is a royal pain in the rear. The only method I advocate for cleaning rotors is denatured alcohol on either a clean rag or some cotton balls

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    use aerosal brake cleaner if that's not enough/use sand paper........oh boy......

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    Quote Originally Posted by oamsfl
    use aerosal brake cleaner if that's not enough/use sand paper........oh boy......
    That's designed for CARS that can generate the heat needed to cook off any residue left on the rotors not for bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    That's designed for CARS that can generate the heat needed to cook off any residue left on the rotors not for bikes.
    brake cleaner is used for cleaning brakes & electrical components (thats why usually it will say brake/electrical parts cleaner on can).very safe for cleaning a steel rotor on a bike.
    apply to a shop rag & wipe clean.If not simply clean up w/ some lite sand paper.......

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oamsfl
    brake cleaner is used for cleaning brakes & electrical components (thats why usually it will say brake/electrical parts cleaner on can).very safe for cleaning a steel rotor on a bike.
    apply to a shop rag & wipe clean.If not simply clean up w/ some lite sand paper.......
    How many times do I need to say this? The only thing you should be using on BICYCLE ROTORS is
    DENATURED ALCOHOL

    I swear every time we get some newb on here we have to go through this again.
    Look at your owner's manuals people.
    It says Denatured (some will say rubbing) Alcohol. It does not say: Automotive Brake Cleaner, or gasoline, or even Moose Piss.
    It says
    DENATURED M**********ING ALCOHOL
    It isn't about the rotor being affected its the pads

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    Maybe there should be a thread (stickied) about what to use on your disc brakes, so Raiyn doesn't have to say Denatured Alcohol a thousand times....

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sS-bEn
    Maybe there should be a thread (stickied) about what to use on your disc brakes, so Raiyn doesn't have to say Denatured Alcohol a thousand times....
    No freaking doubt

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    Now, Raiyn, honestly. Where would you buy Moose Piss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn



    or even Moose Piss.
    Now, Raiyn, honestly. Where would you buy Moose Piss?
    http://www.kishelscents.com/urine.htm

    4oz. Spray Bottle $11.95
    Pint $29.95
    Quart $40.00
    Gallon $90.00
    Any other silly questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    http://www.kishelscents.com/urine.htm

    4oz. Spray Bottle $11.95
    Pint $29.95
    Quart $40.00
    Gallon $90.00
    Any other silly questions?
    What. The. Feijoa...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edf825
    What. The. Feijoa...
    I answered the question

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    Getting weird now Raiyn

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