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Old 03-01-06, 10:22 AM   #1
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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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Do NOT give me all the regular answers like toe-in, sanding pads...etc. I have done it all.

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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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Follow the link and spend the $5.25.
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Old 03-01-06, 05:41 PM   #7
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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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