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Old 08-01-08, 10:49 AM
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Noisy brakes

I put new pads on my cantilevers and now the rear is crazy loud. I have heard that there needs to be some toe but I am not sure if the pads need to be pointed upwards or downwards. Which is it?
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The front tip of the brake pad should touch a bit before the rest of the pad. You can get a piece of printer paper and fold it a few times, then put it under the back half of the pad and squeeze the brake lever tight while you tighten the pad.
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Originally Posted by xcracer13 View Post
The front tip of the brake pad should touch a bit before the rest of the pad. You can get a piece of printer paper and fold it a few times, then put it under the back half of the pad and squeeze the brake lever tight while you tighten the pad.
Thanks for the tip, I'll give'r a try
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