- Jan 24, 2015
Are my brake pads/ Is my caliper positioned wrong (too low)?
I skipped the alcohol since I thought brake cleaner is already as far as one could go. I'll give it a try.Sounds like you did everything properly but it's probably contaminated pads. Switch your rotors and pads with the rear ones that don't squeal and see if that works. Might be quicker to just buy new pads if sanding them hasn't cleaned them. You have tried rubbing alcohol on the rotors?
That sounds like a real pain. I hope that' turns out different in my case. One thing that keeps my hope alive is the great performance of the rear brake with the same set up (only 160mm instead of 180mm).@pedalist this looks and sounds a lot like my cheap shimano setup on the CX bike. if my experience is anything do go by, the whole setup is inadequate. I found that braking power always went down after several weeks, and required thorough cleaning, repositioning of the piston position AND bedding it all again to kinda get some braking power back. but it tended to go down over time anyway. I put it to low quality of all the parts involved, esp rotor and the caliper, as well as to the inherently less reliable cable system, as opposed to the hydraulics
I will just carry the front wheel with me in that case. Means a thief will have to carry the bike and that sticks out like dog's bollocks in a crowd.You ride to the shop and as you're getting ready to go inside, you realize you forgot to bring the key for your bike lock. You can't lock it up Plenty of people around. Maybe it's in the evening, not too far from a local station, where some people occasionally "borrow" unlocked bikes to get home more quickly. Are you going to ride home again to pick up the key?
Coolest bike lock I ever saw: A pair of handcuffs used to lock the rear wheel of a police bicycle in California in 1995.
What are you finding to be a comfortable washable mask solutions?