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squealing brakes and anodized rims???(7 posts)

squealing brakes and anodized rims???eddieH
May 24, 2002 2:59 PM
Hey all,

I was wondering if someone might know if a hard anodized braking surface (of a MA4 CD) might be the culpret of my eternally squealing cyclocross bike (with avid shorty brakes). It squeals so loud I'm hesitent to hit the brakes, which can lead to dangerous situations to say the least... Interestingly, it only squeals on the front.

Thanks!!!
eddieH
re: squealing brakes and anodized rims???urwhaturide
May 24, 2002 3:04 PM
and we are to assume you have the toe-in correct?
re: squealing brakes and anodized rims???eddieH
May 24, 2002 3:10 PM
tried toeing in, out, and having the pad hit square... still squeals like a pig. help!!!
re: squealing brakes and anodized rims???cyclopathic
May 24, 2002 3:14 PM
try to pack grease at brake bosses and maybe extra washers sometimes it helps good luck
re: squealing brakes and anodized rims???Lone Gunman
May 24, 2002 3:47 PM
Possibly try kool stop pads?
Anodized often means less squealingKerry
May 24, 2002 4:14 PM
At least when it's new, an anodized surface is much harder than normal Al, and therefore less grabby to the brake pads. In most cases, this means less brake squeal. However, the squeal is caused by pad/rim interaction so there's no real way to predict it. If you've got the toe-in right, try a little more toe-in. If that doesn't work, change the pads.
Anodized often means less squealingHENRY K
May 25, 2002 4:30 AM
eddieH,
Have had the same problem on my cross bike forever. Tried everything that was suggested and then some. Went from Original Avid shorty 6s to Tektros minis to XT cantis to now XT Vs with travel agents. Tried the tow all over the place, different rims. Yep...they still squeal alot! At least the V brakes with the travel agents seem to brake the best.