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  1. SRD
    Member

    My disc brake has been really noisy of late. Started when we had two adults riding - don't know if weight was a factor. First sounded like a leaf or something stuck in it. Then an intermittent rubbing noise. Also a sort of vibrating hum when wheeling it along, but not riding.

    Any ideas? Suppose I had better pop into tbw, but I seem to be in there a lot saying 'its making a funny noise'.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. steveo
    Member

    Is the disk straight? I managed to warp a disk one particularly cold morning with a particularly fast stop. Pads might have come out of centre though this usually sorts its self out. Any problems whist braking?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. Roibeard
    Member

    I'd opt for a minor adjustment - on my discs (Avid Juicy 3-ish, and Magura Louise), the calipers are attached to brackets which in turn are attached to the forks.

    The caliper to bracket bolts go through oval holes to allow some adjustment.

    I loosen off these bolts, apply the brake, then re-tighten the bolts, all of which ensures the pads are aligned with the discs.

    I've needed to do this about quarterly with the Avid brakes to prevent rubbing or squeaks.

    I'm sure mine are actually meant to self compensate for wear...

    Anyway, usual warnings apply, brakes are safety critical, etc...

    Robert

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. custard
    Member

    what kind are they?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. SRD
    Member

    @custard My inability to even answer that question suggests I had better swallow my pride and head across the meadows...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. SRD
    Member

    TBW says the brake pads were 'shattered'. Thanks all for the advice :)

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. Roibeard
    Member

    Just goes to show, you should never trust the interweb...

    Good job someone qualified looked at them IRL!

    Robert

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. steveo
    Member

    Replace the pads was going to be my next guess! :D

    Posted 4 years ago #

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