Why do my bike brakes squeak?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Dexter49, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Dexter49

    Dexter49 New Member

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    Why do my bike brakes squeak?

    I got a new bike yesterday and the brakes squeak. It's not a loud squeak, but it's loud enough to be annoying. I've already dried the rim off, and it helped a little, but it's still squeaking. Any help?

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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    The most common cure for rim brake squeak is to set the pads with a bit of toe-in. Apart from that it can be an endless chase, from brake mount to headset to...well, whatever.
     
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