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

New: Take part in the February Giveaway for Villy Custom Elvis beach cruiser valued at $590 💙


Brakes Chatter
#1
Author : Chris<br />
E-mail : agiantone@hotmail.com
Comment:<br />
To all or any, Please forgive me for probably asking what is probably a very simple question, but I am new to the serious bicycle game, so am not very knoledgeable in this area. I recently bought a second hand Trek Mountain Bike which I am relatively happy with. However, I find that when applied the front brakes chatter or jump rather than applying smoothly as the back ones do. Can any or all tell me what might be the cause and it's remedy for this abnormality. Thanks again in advance for your kind reply. Chris

  Reply
#2
Hi Chris,
The first thing I would do is check the brake bolts (where they pivot and attach to the frame). If they're loose that could be causing the problem. If they're loose but can't be tightened then the pivots themselves may be worn... let us know if that helps!

  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Identify and Appraise Vintage Torelli Ro...
Yesterday 05:21 PM
Vintage bike stuff
Yesterday 11:26 AM
Hello from Oregon!
Yesterday 04:07 AM
Cracked shimano DI2 front derailleur
02-07-2023 10:51 AM
Bikepacking/gravel bikes
02-07-2023 03:45 AM
Help riding this tricycle
02-05-2023 01:00 PM
What was your first bicycle?
02-05-2023 10:02 AM
Riding in a foreign country?
02-04-2023 02:02 PM
Club Rides
02-04-2023 10:08 AM
ONLINE BIKE PURCHASING & SHIPPING
02-03-2023 07:48 PM

[-]
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. Sybian
15 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
14 posts
no avatar 3. Lss555
11 posts
no avatar 4. Talha
11 posts
no avatar 5. Jason in Ecuador
11 posts