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  • annoying squeeking brakes when wet

     miggeth updated 11 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 9 Posts
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  • big phil

    Member
    21 August 2009 at 9:48 am

    Is it a problem with the pads ?? or is there nothing I can do ?

    thanks

    Phil

  • J_P

    Member
    21 August 2009 at 12:01 pm

    What style of brakes do you have? V, Canti, Disc or Caliper?

    If it’s anything other than disc you may want to give the pad some “toe in” which basically means is adjust the pad so that the front of the pad hits the rim very slightly before the rest of the pad. That stops a certain amount of squealling.

  • big phil

    Member
    30 August 2009 at 12:25 am

    Thanks John , I’ve got discs though ?? oh well !!!

  • miggeth

    Member
    30 August 2009 at 6:15 am

    Try changing to a different brand, or if they’re organic, switch to metalic, or vice versa.

  • J_P

    Member
    30 August 2009 at 12:49 pm

    You could always give them a little sand paper in case they have “glazed over” with use that could help

    Edit: I mean the pads not the discs 🙄

  • big phil

    Member
    30 August 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Yeah I thought about doing this but I was wondering if it would help because they are fine in the dry ??

  • J_P

    Member
    30 August 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Out of interest what make of discs? I have recently bought a bike with hayes stroker ryde discs and they seem to squeal if they are wet at low speeds however once you get them warmed up they stop.

    Incidentally the hayes anchors are the mutts nuts better than the hope minis I was riding with!

  • big phil

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 10:37 am

    John , They are shimano SM-RT61 160mm

    Miggeth … A different brand of disc ? or pads

  • miggeth

    Member
    1 September 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Pads.

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