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    Any way to stop squeal in xtr v-brakes?!?

    Do NOT give me all the regular answers like toe-in, sanding pads...etc. I have done it all. These brakes squeal because of vibration in the mechanism.. all those loose links. Just like brake squeal in a car, it is not caused by the rubbing of the pad on the rim, but the pad vibrating. Anyone have any experience with the avid ultimates?


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    I worked thin elastics between the links like bushings and tied them. Mine never did squeal, but it stopped the rattling going over bumps. Brake operation was not noticibly affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine
    Do NOT give me all the regular answers like toe-in, sanding pads...etc. I have done it all.

    weather.com

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    yeh i have the ultimates

    in my opinion after working with xtr m960 v's... i feel the ultimates are far better...

    as for brakes... the parallel push probably has developed a little slop (if they are older)* and needs an over haul

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    theses brakes had slop from new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine
    theses brakes had slop from new.
    Follow the link and spend the $5.25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Rearden
    Follow the link and spend the $5.25.
    Ahh, you tricked me, I thought it was more weather reports. I didn't know they made those.. But it will be 10.50 for both sets..

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    Had I know these existed, I might not have used elastic bands.

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    Had I known these existed, I might not have given my XT brakes away to a friend.
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