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Squeaky brakes

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 1 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    my rear brakes are squeaking...well...emitting a horrible loud noise when i brake. The front ones are ok. What should I do? I thought about oiling them but I suppose that wouldnt be good;):ohmy::biggrin:
     
  2. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Are the blocks "toed-in" properly?

    Could it be debris on the blocks?
     
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Subject to not having anything embedded in the blocks, find a steep hill and brake hard a couple of times form a fast speed. That generally cures it.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I hadnt thought about debris in the blocks...I'll go and look. Braking hard on my loop this morning hasnt cured it...
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    take some sandpaper to the pads. they squeal more when they have glazed over