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Squeaking , chattering front canti (solved)

Old 06-10-05, 07:52 AM
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hello everyone, I hope all is well.

ive posted a few times last week about my surly XC I built and the very problEmatic front brake.

I had the canti curse loud squealing and very bad chatter, the brakes I put on the frame were brand new tekto oryx.

well I started with koolstop salmon pads then switched to koolstop black then tried the cheap pads that came with the brakes.

I toed in, out, round about , heeled in, reversed the pads,blessed the pads, cursed at the pads ... but to no avail.

The most quiet set up was a severe toe in with the cheap (soft ) pads but my brake power was gone.

I ordered a salsa brake booster hoping that it would help (its not here yet).

since my booster is not here yet I decided to experiment so I put a pair of worn Deore LX brakes from my mtb and behold it was much quieter

I noticed My deore had the shorter thicker pads VS thin line style , also the deore though worn did not have nearly as much wiggle as the tecktro.

The wiggle between the pivot bushing and the brake itself on my Oryx is very noticible.

SO I went to a bike shop thats out of the way a bit at lunch yesterday to purchase a set of eagle or similar pads I asked the owner if he had any canti brakes in stock he said he had 2 pair of cheapo $12. 00 shimanos and he had one NOSpair of Paul stoplights.

I told him my problem and he said most likely it was the brake itself causing the problem, too much wiggle in the pivot busing , hes seen it plenty of times.

anyway he gave me a good (very good) price on the Paul brake so I took it and a set of Koolstop pads in the all around compound (silver)

Im happy to say the brake problems are gone. its quiet and vibration free , unless I have the pads way out on the posts (max leverage) then I get some squeal and only a smidgin of vibration during hard braking only

I found this point and then set them up a bit softer.

have a great weekend


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