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Discussion in 'The Shop' started by zmtber, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    both my front and rear brake sound like finger nails on a chalk board really bad to the point in wich my whole bike rattles i have gotten new bads and my brakes have all been looked at by the local bike mechanics but nothing. has this happened to you and how would you fix it, thank you
     

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  2. SXtrailrider

    SXtrailrider Turbo Monkey

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    buy some cleaning stuff and spray the disk down wit hit see if that helps
     
  3. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    thanks adam you can just tell me tommorow at school plus i know more about bike than you do
     
  4. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Two suggestions:

    First of all, try re-aligning everything. Be meticulous about it, too, don't just slap it together. Pull the brakes off, grease your bolts, and very carefully re-install them. That sometimes solves squealing.

    The second suggestion is to get your brake mounts faced - not all shops will have a tool for it, though. That's often a cause of brake squeal.

    You didn't tell us what kind of brakes you're running, though! Also, have they always been like this or did something change recently?
     
  5. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah we need more information. Take a few more minutes, help us help you. We don't even know if you have discs or v-brakes.
     
  6. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    they have always been like that but they have gotten worse and they are hayes 9 mag
     
  7. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    they are 8 inch rotors if it matters
     
  8. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    i have tried to raline them and they don't touch the pads when they spin free but the sound ony is when i us my brakes amnly on downill decent
     
  9. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    *is only.... and .....manly...... sory typo
     
  10. Biscuit

    Biscuit Turbo Monkey

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    manly? are you sure?

    That's the first time I've seen someone correct a typo with a typo.
     
  11. zmtber

    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    sry catn't speal, so can you help me
     
  12. Biscuit

    Biscuit Turbo Monkey

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    No. I find it much easier to stand back and point out flaws than to come up with ways to correct them.
     
  13. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Like I said, if you're careful about your re-installation, and it still happens, it's probably a frame issue and you need to get your brake mounts faced.
     
  14. DH SB RIDER

    DH SB RIDER Monkey

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    im a better biker then u zac....bigger air and bigger drops
     
  15. SBDHrida

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    definitely face the brake mounts as binary visions has suggested. If that doesn't solve it, here are two somewhat simple suggestions that could help: First, try simply throwing dirt into the rotors and pads and then riding around with the brakes on for a while (sounds silly but its a suggestion strait from Avid for a similar problem). also, try removing the pads and scoring a criss cross pattern on them with a sharp razor blade.
     
  16. Bicyclist

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    Dude ur like totly xt-reme nda u r os gud at ridn bike.