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Old 11-25-04, 12:45 PM
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brakes?

how do i get my brakes to s.t.f.u? they squeal loud as fock. geez.
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Old 11-25-04, 01:42 PM
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have your tried cleaning the brake pads? thats what i do when it happens to me and it works
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Old 11-25-04, 02:37 PM
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i cleaned em already. i cleaned the rim a bit, tried wd40 on the pads and wiping em off a lil after and it still sqeaked and i tried brake cleaner and w/e. i've done almost everything. i was riding my bike last nite and my friend said he could hear em all the way at the end of the block =/
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Old 11-25-04, 02:44 PM
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That squeal says that your brakes are working good. I clean my rims at least once a week with concentrated Simple Green.
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Old 11-25-04, 03:08 PM
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if you use fine sand paper to scuff the pads they stop better
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Old 11-25-04, 07:57 PM
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i've already scuffed 'em. but i can't get 'em to shut the fock up. its getting annoying
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Old 11-25-04, 07:58 PM
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i wouldnt recommend cleaning your pads or rims for that matter with WD-40 because it makes them slide. my friend tried it and it took a while before it wore off
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Old 11-25-04, 09:31 PM
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The noise isn't bad, as beerman said.. It's weird at Woodward, everyone tried their damdest to make their brakes as loud as possible. It was really anoying.. but yea, not a bad thing.
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Old 11-26-04, 12:17 AM
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my pads didnt want to slide even tho i put wd40 on there. sounds like the noise is getting louder and i can feel it vibrate in my pedals sorta =/
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Maybe the rubber of the brake pads is cracked/hardened? Either get new ones, or soak them in some kind of softener (I don't know, I'd go for new ones myself...)
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yeah, it sounds like the rubber is hardened... like when your shoes scuff the ground of the gym floor... but yeah, just get new brake pads, shoudlnt cost that much.
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Old 11-26-04, 11:53 AM
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the pads are brand new cuz i just got my bike he day b4 yesterday. it didnt do it at first. after i pressed the brake about 2 times it started. so i'll probably go buy new pads today.
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Old 11-26-04, 12:21 PM
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Re-toe your pads. The squeal happens when the pads have worn flat against the rim.
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Old 11-26-04, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by yonderboy
Re-toe your pads. The squeal happens when the pads have worn flat against the rim.
he's got it adjust your pad so the front hits a bit before the back of the pad or use mountain bike pads they have a raised spot on the front of the pad. but remember the louder they sound the more friction they make so the loudest brakes work the best
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Old 11-26-04, 10:43 PM
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true, true, so they brake better if theyre flat against the rim, huh?
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Old 11-27-04, 01:36 AM
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yeah, cos there is more surface area
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Old 11-29-04, 05:52 PM
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if you have chrome rims they tend to do that already. its awesome.
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