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    Break+Powder Coated Rims = Terrible Noise

    I recently added a front break to my fixie and the noise it makes has gone from bad to terrible within a matter of days. I have a Velocity deep v Wheelset. This particular wheelset is powder coated, and I have a strong feeling that this is the reason my breaking sounds like a hell scream. Does anybody have a remedy for this or should I get some earplugs?

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    get machined lip deep v's

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    I'm not trying to buy another wheelset.

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    Then just buy a rim, and relace it with the **** you've got on it now.

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    I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve buying another rim. Maybe some kind of lubricant/goo/herb?

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    Maybe try to fix the break? Splint?

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    haha I'm sick of everyone spelling "brake" wrong too...

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    It has to do with the positioning of the brake shoe.

    Make sure the part of the brake shoe that touches the rim first is the part closest to the front. And that the part of the brake shoe that touches the rim last is towards the back.

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    The brake (<3 Iridestreet) is fine.

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    Just keep riding. It will machine itself soon enough.

    Edit: and toe the pads in.

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    Invest in some sand paper and go to town on that ****

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    barba, thats what I am thinking. Should I clean the black residue off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittmatj View Post
    barba, thats what I am thinking. Should I clean the black residue off?
    I wouldn't worry about cleaning that off right now. Just be a little careful in the rain until the pads wear through the finish.

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    dirt pinned between the brake pad and braking surface cause brake noise. keep your braking surface clean (the fact that you're rubbing away the powdercoat isn't helping that situation) and clean it with simple green. you might want to sand your brake pads just a little as well, but that's just an extra precaution.

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    file the pads down a bit, toe them in, rub the braking surface with sandpaper to make sure its clean and smooth.

    any goo or lubricant is a big no-no.

    if you really want to go for it, mask and knife and edge into the PC, then use a sanding block to take off the coating and essentially machine the rim yourself. Or find a machine shop with a big lathe...

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    just wait for it to break itself in.

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    sweet. i'm in someone's sig!
    Quote Originally Posted by hotbike View Post
    I did hit a few cars with this bike, but the fairing never broke. It's stronger than a helmet.(They made incursions into the bike lane. I could've used my brakes, but hey, what are bumpers for?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittmatj View Post
    The brake (<3 Iridestreet) is fine.
    And is it (are they) also toed in like dizzy explained?
    All you can do is clean both surfaces (brake w/sandpaper, rim w/water/solvent/abrasive pad) and say a quick prayer.

    Then comes the rim sanding crazyness as a last resort.
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