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Old 08-24-07, 12:16 PM   #1
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Campy Brake Pads

I have a pretty new bike with a Record group. After about 400 miles my brake pads have begun to sound like a teapot reaching a good boil going down fast descents (it happens after a couple of seconds of hard braking once the pads are heated). Is this normal or is there something else that I should be looking at? I cleaned the pads and rim really well to make sure there was not any debris...
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They're glazed. Pull the pads of and scrub them with a file, emery board or even the sidewalk to knock of the glazing. When they are soft and fresh (think new pencil eraser) reinstall them and they'll be ace.
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They may need proper toe-in. When you reinstall them put a business card under the back part of the brake pad to space to slightly of the rim so the front part hits first. This will help stop the noise problem.
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It's either a toe in problem or rim and brake pad cleaning problem. Rubbing alcohol, clean the rim. File down the pads a bit and remove debris. Then toe in the brakes a bit.
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