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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

    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

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