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Cyclists of Mastodon… is there any way to deal with squealing disk brakes? I have taken them apart and rubbed them with isopropyl alcohol so many times, and yet every time I go for a ride, I come back and manage to wipe off more gunk. Is it just time to replace my brake pads because they're too contaminated? #bicycling #cycling

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@nolan Mechanical or Hydraulic?

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@chris Woof, I have no idea. I'm really kind of a newbie when it comes to cycling. 😕

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@nolan No worries! Likely to be mechanical if it’s a more economically priced bike…in which case they can be temperamental screaming banshees. Lots of guides say just slacken off the bolts, squeeze the brakes and tighten them…this ignores the need for micro adjustments. Personally I’d say get a bike shop to do a basic adjustment and then just regularly give some micro adjustments. I never completely manage to dial squeal out, often depends on weather, bike load etc.

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@nolan Just reread your post properly - You could have a crack with sintered brake pads, but it’s likely that’s what you have on already. You could try just riding somewhere super sterile :p

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