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Road bike question - July 4, 2011, 06:39 PM

Bought a new set of wheels for my bike.They're painted and they squeal like crazy.I've been dragging the brake pads and ran some 1000 grit sandpaper over the braking surface yet they still squeal.Any suggestions?


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July 5, 2011, 05:49 AM

try setting the pad angle at about 10 degrees, so the gap in the rear is slightly wider than the front. it that doesn't work, might just wanna swap em for a different compound. some of the stickiest pads are the noisiest tho.

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July 5, 2011, 06:59 AM

Yea, towing in the pads generally helps. The other thing you can do it get some scotch bright pads (the rough green ones) and buff the hell out of the side surfaces. Also, make sure the pads you have are the right material for your wheels.

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