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Old 05-15-2012, 02:34 PM
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Default Front brakes "squealing"?

Hey all, just wrapped up my build last Thursday and I've noticed over the weekend that almost everytime I come to a stop I get a weird squeal the last second or so before I stop. Imagine a horror movie where someone opens a rusty door slowly. It's a sound similar to that. I know it didn't make that sound before. It's been nearly a year since the bike was rode, closer to 19 months since being used regularly. Anyways almost everytime I come to a stop I get this noise. There is no wobble and no noise at speed when braking. I have a 21" wheel from SMT machining and spacers from wily shiny. I was thinking maybe beatings aren't fully seated? They brakes and rotors touch very very slightly when on a jackstand. Any ideas?
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Factory brake pads with 3400 miles on them
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:53 PM
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Take the pads off and use a very fine grit sandpaper to LIGHTLY scuff the pad and make sure the pad to caliper contact points are lightly lubricated. Make sure the rotor is aslo clean.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:14 PM
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you know I didn't even think of lubricating the pad to caliper contacts. The bike has been sitting for quite awhile. It definitely might need a bit of lubricant. What would you suggest using.
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At work i use a silicone brake lube from ACdelco. A small can of that is about $10 but works great. I would suggest going to your local autoparts store and see what they recommend for a brake lubricant. You will not need to apply much at all and keep it off the pad surface and rotors. That will only amplify the problem
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:41 AM
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I thought if I lubricated the pads and rotors it would double their life and be super quiet when I stop!!
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I thought if I lubricated the pads and rotors it would double their life and be super quiet when I stop!!
You mean IF you stop! lol
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You mean IF you stop! lol
why would you want to stop?
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I use a little silver grade never sieze on any contact points between pad and caliper, and never get a squeak.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:38 AM
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We use a disc brake quiet spray from Napa when we do pads at our shop to help keep things quiet....and it works very well....

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