squealing rear brakes
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    Unhappy squealing rear brakes

    can you help, i cleaned by bike and now have a terrible squeal from the rear brake, tried cleaning the wheel surface and pads, but need help on what to use etc

    can you help me?

    thanks

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    Standard fix

    Are the brake pads toed in? IOW, does the front of the pad touch the rim about 1mm before the rear of the pad? This is the standard fix for brake squeal. Another thing to consider would be roughening the pad surface with a little sandpaper. Likewise the rim surface (use 200+ grit on the rim).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons
    Are the brake pads toed in? IOW, does the front of the pad touch the rim about 1mm before the rear of the pad? This is the standard fix for brake squeal. Another thing to consider would be roughening the pad surface with a little sandpaper. Likewise the rim surface (use 200+ grit on the rim).

    thanks

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    To toe the pads, use thin cardboard or card stock at the rear of the pad. An easy way to accomplish this is to take two match books (or similiar same thickness material) and place them at the trailing end of the brake pads. Squeeze your brake lever tight (or have someonelse do it for you, or use the velcro attatchment of a glove...). Then loosen and retighten the brake pads on both sides. Check to brake pad alignment to make certain that the pad did not move vertically. Brake pads have been toed in.
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