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    How can I stop my bike brakes squealing!?

    Anyone got any ideas, I've recently replaced my rims and pads (v Brake) but cannot stop this awful squealing when I brake, I've tried towing the front of the pad in, cleaned all the rims, which helps for a few minutes then back to the squealing! help!!

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    But have you toed it properly so that the front def isn't touching first? The only other thing I can suggest is adjusting the angle of the break pads. Also, are they old pads or new, and have you tried another set? Might be because they are made of particularly cheap plastic/rubbber

    EDIT: Just noticed you are cycleman - surely you know the answer!!

    Wd-40..

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    sorry not much help, but i really want a pizza now ive seen your avi

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    Ask the cycleman

    doughnuty;2082844

    sorry not much help, but i really want a pizza now ive seen your avi



    Got one in the oven!! Mmmm!!
    I had wd-40 in mind to!
    Then again you have probably tried that!

    My advice is don't use them

    hmmmm thats intelegent use oil (slipry) on something you want to stop moving WoW your intelegence is amazing.... they are too tight m8! loosen them at the hadel end sorted out mine and also check that you pads are lined up right and what every you do dont use oil you wont stop!!!! if you rim is dry use a little water ONCE as it may have a factory seal on it which needs removing

    Its sometimes caused by grease on the rims (which you said you cleaned)..............Have you tried cleaning the inside of the brake pads??

    use some muck off on them to break down the grease and then wipe it off......

    Might work.....

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone, found the wd40 idea a bit worrying....have I got something wrong with the toe in, I thougght the leading/front edge had to touch first? Liddle ol me?
    I've been checking this out but think I;'ve done everything, also this is the second set of pads that I've tried as I thought I might have got a duff set (jagwire)
    bikeman.com/the…htm

    You could always take it to your local cycle shop or halfords if you can't sort it. They shouldn't charge you for advice and a little tweaking, and if you do need to buy something, they'll help you fit them properly.

    put some oil: but i'm assuming it might not break anymore :-D

    cycleman;2083090

    Thanks everyone, found the wd40 idea a bit worrying....have I got … Thanks everyone, found the wd40 idea a bit worrying....have I got something wrong with the toe in, I thougght the leading/front edge had to touch first? Liddle ol me?I've been checking this out but think I;'ve done everything, also this is the second set of pads that I've tried as I thought I might have got a duff set (jagwire)http://www.bikeman.com/thepit/brakessqueal1.htm



    My understanding has always been that you avoid front touching first! Don't know where I picked that up, but I use it and haven't had a problem with screeching brakes for years. Just checked my bike's breaks and they touch pretty much evenly, but if anything the front touches slightly later. Hope that helps.

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    get some disc brakes

    disc sweak if u dont look after them!

    jackt010;2083927

    disc sweak if u dont look after them!



    jack010 - making sure you get this message so posted on other thread too. -- What's with the gamestation voucher jackt010? You didn't respond to my pms about this either. I don't mind someone pulling out of a deal, but at least have the decency to let me know or respond to my questions...

    Go to a decent bike shop - not halfords and buy some more expensive pads. Not the cheap rubber you already bought.

    MBB

    thearbiter65;2082951

    Its sometimes caused by grease on the rims (which you said you … Its sometimes caused by grease on the rims (which you said you cleaned)..............Have you tried cleaning the inside of the brake pads??use some muck off on them to break down the grease and then wipe it off......Might work.....



    lol dont use Muck Off its just a glorified soapy water;-)

    is it a car tie a rope to your steering collum and put a lasso on the other end when you wanna stop hoop a lamp post

    Proximo;2083906

    get some disc brakes



    Totally.

    V-Brakes are so 90's lol
    Discs aint that expensive now anyway
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