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Old 08-22-03, 10:08 AM
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Disc brake maintenance?

The disc brakes on my 2003 Cannondale Cyclocross are beginning to squeak when braking now, similar to the sound a car makes when its pads are wearing thin...what's the expected lifespan on these? I've only ridden about 400 miles on them.
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Old 08-22-03, 06:42 PM
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It all depends on how much and how hard you crank on them. Are they still stopping well? I found you need to adjust disk pads a lot more often than with caliper brakes. Have a look at adjusting them. I also strip the whole thing off and wash it with a toothbrush and washing up liquid. For me this has worked out well.

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Oh and car brakes dont necessarily squeel because of worn pads. To stop it on cars you would use a anti-squeel shim, not an option on a bike but thought you may like to know.

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