Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the June Giveaway to Win the Kazam Buddi 20" Aluminum Trailer Bike


Break discs causing squeaking noise
#1
Hi
Ever since I bought my bike (it's 2nd hand). The rear disc, which is slightly bent was causing an annoying noise each time it would spin since it would touch the pads.
I tried strengthening it myself and also had someone at the shop try to do it, but after about 10 minutes it only got worse.
I really hate this sound and I wish I wouldn't hear the squeak. The guy at the shop told me that the rear disc is very thick and thats why its hard to strengthen it. Is that true?
Is it worth buying a brand new disk which is less thick or will it get bent as equally fast?
Another issue is that, unfortunately, each time I go riding I have to disassemble the wheels off my bike to put it in the car and then re-assemble it when I get to the trails. So each time its re-adjusting the breaks, pretty annoying.
My disk breaks are 2nd generation hydraulic Hayes. I was wondering if upgrading to some 2012 breaks will solve this problem since some say "auto adjusting".
  Reply
#2
If the guy at the shop has the right tool and experience he should be able to straighten it rather easy. Straitening is also called find the truing. If it is a annoying thing to you I guess getting a new brake would be better. Yes newer brakes bend just as easy as your current one. You could go with a different type of brake called a v-brake if you have the mounts for them on the back of the frame. Picture of your brake would be a little more help if it is possible please.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#3
Hi
You can see the picture here
This is a pretty rough all mountain bike, V-breaks is no go Smile

[Image: attachment.php?aid=3684]
  Reply
#4
With disc brakes if you cannot cut them on a lathe than you need to replace it. Straightening it with a press may weaken it and cause it to crack at a really bad time. You tried once now its weakened. Looks like a nice bike do it right......Get a new disc.
Never Give Up!!!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
How to keep your bicycle safe?
Today 03:20 PM
1998 Cannondale H300 Hybrid
Today 03:16 PM
1994 Trek 730
Today 03:15 PM
Would you use WD-40 for cleaning and/or ...
Today 03:14 PM
Freehub pawls or ratchet : Grease or oil...
Today 03:07 PM
Community Discussion Cycling Myths
Today 03:01 PM
Sora, shift gear cable stuck (wrongly in...
Today 12:12 PM
Man on e-bicycle, Fire, pregnant woman!
Today 09:15 AM
Failure to stop at stop sign means $500 ...
Today 09:11 AM
The HELMET Thread
Today 09:09 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
31 posts
no avatar 2. Flowrider
22 posts
no avatar 3. meamoantonio
21 posts
no avatar 4. GirishH
18 posts
no avatar 5. enkei
16 posts