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Old 10-04-14, 11:26 AM
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URGENT : Bike squeaking when not pedaling or braking!

Heres a video of it happening :

I later took it to performance (bike store) and when i picked it up it was fine, next day i went out to bike annnddd it was creaking again. they said it was something about the break wires and that i need to break them in.
The creaking seems to be coming from the back, and only happens when there is weight on the bike. I need to fix this ASAP!
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Old 10-04-14, 06:57 PM
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Sounds like brake squeal to me, does if feel like the brakes are dragging?

Take it for a 20 mile ride, brake vigorously and often, see if it goes away.
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Old 10-04-14, 07:42 PM
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^^^ I agree. It may be a slightly bent rotor that's just touching a pad. When they're adjusting it on a stand it probably doesn't rub but once you get on the bike there may be just enough flex in the frame for the rotor to rub a pad. It's been my experience it doesn't take much to make a noise so you may not even feel any drag.
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Old 10-06-14, 10:46 AM
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Definitely a rotor noise. Do 30 hard braking stops to "bed" in the pads to the rotors.
If that doesn't do it then recenter the brake calipers. Just loosen the bolts that hold the caliper to the frame, squeeze the brake lever and then tighten the bolts while you
re firmly squeezing the lever. Repeat for the other brake and see how it sounds.
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and if all THAT doesn't do it, get the mouse out of the frame tubes!
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