Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Finish this sentence ....

The best way to put an end to squeaky brakes is to ....

13 comments:

gravy said...

Once upon a time in Philadelphia, I was hanging out with a gaggle of British birds, girls, if you prefer. They were all nannies over here in the states with work permits.

Anyways, so there's me and this flock going from bar to bar getting sloshed, or whatever they (Limey's) called it.

We eventually end up at an Irish Pub. Things seemed normal enough at first. A fiddle and a piano played it's green isle tunes. People drank and were merry.

Then these two lads went around the bar asking for people to buy raffle tickets. Raffle tickets for what, you might ask? For a harp. Yes, raffles for a harp. And why were they raffling a harp, you might ask? The harp raffle was for a gentleman in an English prison who was accused of bombing London on behalf on the IRA. The harp raffle was for attorney fees.

Well some of the birds, girls, got really upset and started yelling at the guys cuz, well, London was getting bombed and that made them made.

One quote from that night that I remember is one of the birds giving to Irish doods the bird and saying, "Sit and swivel, luv."

As for you squeaky brakes, I think back to that drunken day and say, just Syd and Spin.

That probably doesn't make any sense but...

Okay, I'll change my answer to butter. Stick butter in your ears and then you won't hear the squeaks.

Anonymous said...

First remove all traces of oil from the rim and pad, which may require sanding or scraping the pad -- that will fix 99% of squealing. The easy way for doing the rim is to put a folded paper towel between rim and pad, clamping the brake and then rolling the bike forward.

Then (if still needed), apply talcum powder to the rim and if that doesn't do it, toe in the brakes using a penny, and if THAT doesn't work, get the salmon-only brakepads from KoolStop or Mathauser and repeat the prior steps.

And use your brakes more. ;)

Farnasty said...

Don't use them.

mM said...

New bike.

cominatcha said...

I like the more direct, easy solution of just using them more. Eventually it will go away. In St. Louis the rear carbon rim was squeking. Eventually it went away with use.

munsoned said...

Convert to a fixed gear and take 'em off?

Sean Weide said...

...remove them.

(similar to munsoned)

adrian said...

Im with mm.....new bike!

3p0 said...

spray them down with tri flow

Veronica said...

not to use them

Steve C said...

Remove grit from the brake pad. Check rim to make sure braking surface is fine.

If both of the above are fine, then get the new Campagnolo Record skeleton brakeset. Oh wait, we are Shimano sponsored....errr, the DuraAce brakeset.

sydney_b said...

hmm. all good advice, but I've decided to just let the brakes squeak since the 'problem' is on my commuter. The noise seems to encourage peds to get the heck outa the way. I do try to give it a little rythm tho. Not just one long squeak. Saves me from hollering, 'on yer left' and from buying a bell.

Filemore said...

Start Skateboarding.