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Offline MEOvermyer

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disk brake service
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:02:45 PM »
My brakes are squeaky and super annoying. There appears to be a decent amount of pad left. Also, there is a definite grab in both, which I assume means the rotors are not straight. Is there such thing as rotor re-surfacing (like vehicles) or is it time to replace? Thanks

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Re: disk brake service
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 09:19:53 PM »
Clean off the brake rotors with brake cleaner, hit it with sandpaper on both sides, then clean again. You could also rough up the pads a bit to deglaze them. Should do the trick, just bed them in correctly.

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Re: disk brake service
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 01:57:04 AM »
Clean off the brake rotors with brake cleaner, hit it with sandpaper on both sides, then clean again. You could also rough up the pads a bit to deglaze them. Should do the trick, just bed them in correctly.

Alan speaks true, use a fine grit metal sand paper and use a crisscross type pattern.  For the pad use a light grit paper on a flat surface with even pressure.  To season the rotors you will want to basically work the rotors very hard, it has a lot to do with heat and deposits but not important here.  So sprint for a bit then grab a fist full of the front or rear brake.  Alternate and repeat until good and seasoned.  You will notice that the braking force will increase a bit with each run, when it levels out you're done.  Don't just light grab the brakes and ride around, you will cause more squeals.
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Re: disk brake service
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2013, 08:53:11 PM »
Thanks fellas!

 

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