Squealing caliper brakes

Chris S

Does anybody know why caliper brakes might squeal? I know cantilever brakes need some 'toe-in' but does the same also apply to calipers?

Also does the squeal impede braking performance? I rather like going around corners Sweeney style.


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It's usually muck on the rim/pad - a quick clean with a used scouring pad and a wipe with a cloth will do the trick.

You should be able to toe-in your caliper brakes if they are the cartridge pad types- pop a wedge of some sort either side and then tighten up.
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