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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Squeaky Back Break

So, I just got the bike from the dealer. Before they delivered it they were supposed to check everything. Well when I ride, and use the back break it tends to squeak. Should I take it back and have them put new break pads on the back?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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Is it a new or used bike?
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check the pads for wear, if they are good then don't worry about it. A squeeky brake is not always cause for concern.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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go look at your pads, if they're thick and looking ok, dont worry about it, just take like a finishing pad, something VERY fine grit, and gently use it to scuff and deglaze your rotor on both sides. its a simple trick that works fairly well.
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What was it in the dealership for?
Sale... he just bought it slightly used.

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Sale... he just bought it slightly used.
Newly acquired.....
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 10:11 AM
 
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Also do a quick check to see if the rear wheel is aligned.
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Just spray some wd40 on the rear brake rotor.

Just kidding,

Sound like you need new pads.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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go look at your pads, if they're thick and looking ok, dont worry about it, just take like a finishing pad, something VERY fine grit, and gently use it to scuff and deglaze your rotor on both sides. its a simple trick that works fairly well.
Worked great on my front brakes.
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its actually something you're supposed to do on any disc or drum brake to prevent squealing or other annoying noises from them. any time you change pads, take that fine grit stuff and lightly deglaze your rotors.
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its actually something you're supposed to do on any disc or drum brake to prevent squealing or other annoying noises from them. any time you change pads, take that fine grit stuff and lightly deglaze your rotors.
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