Brake squeel just an annoying noise or more?

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Brake squeel just an annoying noise or more?

Postby Sweep » 11 Aug 2019, 4:42pm

Recently fiddled with some V brakes when changing pads~inserts.
Was too lazy to bother toeing in.
Not over surprised to see/hear that they squeel a bit, though it soon stops on each brake application.
Yes it's ever so slightly irritating, tho is handy for alerting pedestrians.
But does it indicate any brake efficiency issues (or any other practical issues) beyond the very slightly irritwting noise?
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Re: Brake squeel just an annoying noise or more?

Postby Brucey » 11 Aug 2019, 4:49pm

in most cases squealing brakes work less well than they should. The squealing is accompanied by small but vigorous movements elsewhere in the brake, e.g. in the bushings, so I'd expect those to wear a bit faster in a brake that squeals too.

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Re: Brake squeel just an annoying noise or more?

Postby Sweep » 11 Aug 2019, 4:56pm

Brucey wrote:in most cases squealing brakes work less well than they should. The squealing is accompanied by small but vigorous movements elsewhere in the brake, e.g. in the bushings, so I'd expect those to wear a bit faster in a brake that squeals too.

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Ta brucey, and i suspect you've sorted my spelling as well.
Yes i did have the idea that it indicated small backwards and forwards movements in the brake assembly.
Would you bother trying to correct it, or with the pads (actually inserts) now a bit worn in gawd knows what pattern, would you just leave until the next insert change?
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Re: Brake squeel just an annoying noise or more?

Postby Brucey » 11 Aug 2019, 6:29pm

I'd correct it.

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Re: Brake squeel just an annoying noise or more?

Postby scottg » 12 Aug 2019, 8:56pm

Sweep wrote:[snip]
Yes it's ever so slightly irritating, tho is handy for alerting pedestrians.
But does it indicate any brake efficiency issues (or any other practical issues) beyond the very slightly irritwting noise?


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Re: Brake squeal just an annoying noise or more?

Postby Audax67 » 13 Aug 2019, 9:23am

Toe-in, innit? I've been toeing-in my blocks (do they still call them that?) for ever: they're always quiet.
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Re: Brake squeal just an annoying noise or more?

Postby Sweep » 13 Aug 2019, 11:26am

Audax67 wrote:Toe-in, innit? I've been toeing-in my blocks (do they still call them that?) for ever: they're always quiet.

Encouraged/ticked off by Brucey have re-adjusted.
Will see how things go when I can get out on the bike.
It also meant that after years of having the thing I finally figured out how to use my Park third/fourth hand (never figured out the name for it either) tool.

So win win.
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Re: Brake squeel just an annoying noise or more?

Postby Sweep » 15 Aug 2019, 6:57am

Took it for a ride eventually, and in less than perfect weather as well.

All perfectly quiet. And good braking.
Thanks for the nudge brucey.
Lesson learned.
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