I am fed up w/ a squealing front disc brake. The calipers are Hayes MX2. Not sure where the discs came from. They are thin thin thin, much thinner than the discs on a coworkers Novara Safari, for instance. I can adjust the distance of the inside pad on the caliper, and I can recenter the caliper by loosening it from the fork and retightening it. Cannot adjust the outer pad.
Re the disc, I can see it deflect when I am braking. So is my best upgrade simply to somehow move the caliper inboard a bit so the disc doesn't need to deflect? Or should I get a thicker disc that won't deflect as much? Or should I get a more adjustable caliper?
I just ordered a bb7, I think I've tweaked everything that can be tweaked (cleaned disc, cleaned pads, scuffed pads, replaced pads, cleaned and scuffed replacement pads...) The rear Hayes doesn't squeal, I don't know why. Actually I have not baked anything. And the last thing I haven't done is reface the caliper attachment, not that I have the tool. I'm not sure what other variables there are.