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Old 05-02-06, 08:39 PM   #1
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Brakes Gone Bad

Hey, about 1/2 an hour ago, I put some WD-40 on my chian. Then I washed my frame. I just rode it, and the brakes are very bad. They hardly stop me, and when they get to a very slow speed, they have this very loud rubbing noise. Is this maybe becuase some of the WD-40 got on the rotor? Or maybe some water is just in the rotor? Will it go away?
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wd40 on ur pads... water wont do that

clean ur pads
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Old 05-02-06, 09:24 PM   #3
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The WD-40 will wear off your brake pads/rims.. just ride the brakes for a while.

Next time dont use WD-40 on your chain. Get some actual chain lube. Makes a huge diffrence.
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If it still don't stop you, get your pad off and burn it in an medium flame for a while. and If you see some smoke evaporating that's some oil (WD-40) coming in your pad. it will take you a minute to burn this stuff. other option buy new one.
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I've always been told that if you get oil on your pads and then use them...you may as well just get new ones.

I have gotten simple green on my pads and just took a good long downhill to burn it out.
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don;t use WD40 its an evil spray can of doom, find different lube
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Yeah, I rode them for the last 2 days. They are getting better. I just got some chain lube. The last stuff I had ran out.
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