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Originally Posted by the_tool_man
Make sure your rims are free of oxidation. And make sure your brake pads are properly aligned and toed. If those don't help, I've had success with Kool-Stop brake pads on all my bikes.
+1 What he said. Add to that pads don't have any metal or sand embedded. Some Kool-Stop pads have squeegee-like leading edge to scrub off the rim before the nose of the pad engages very much
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