Squealing Vbrakes

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AHB

Squealing Vbrakes

Postby AHB » 29 Nov 2004, 12:04pm

My front V brakes squeal so I changed the pad make, but the silence lasted for one day. I tried a scourer but they still squeal.
If length of V brake pads contributes to allowing this to occur, is there any reason why short V brake pads couldn't be sold?

Would reducing flex by replacing plain bearings with proper bearings help?

Chris

Re:Squealing Vbrakes

Postby Chris » 1 Dec 2004, 8:37pm

If it helps I only get skeuky V brakes when the rims are wet. they normally squeky because they aren't set up right, but you sound like the type of eprosn that does set them up right!

AHB

Re:Squealing Vbrakes

Postby AHB » 2 Dec 2004, 11:48am

Mine stop squealing when wet.

Chris

Re:Squealing Vbrakes

Postby Chris » 2 Dec 2004, 1:14pm

Are you sure you have the right material made for the type of rim you have?

Si Davies

Re:Squealing Vbrakes

Postby Si Davies » 2 Dec 2004, 8:30pm

are you sure that the pads are toed in correctly, i.e. that the 'front' of the pad contacts the rim slightly before the rear?

also, if you have parralellagram(sp?) V brakes you may have some play in the pivots.