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5/3/2013 3:46 PM

So i have a gyro and i take it off ann put it on alot but recently when i put it on the brake pads made a very loud squeel noise.. not just the normal squeek it makes but it sounded like i was killing a pig. i noticed that my pads were kinda beat up like it looked like there were a few chunks missing. do you thing that could have been the issue? it is annoying and i plan on going to the park and really want brakes.

5/3/2013 3:59 PM

I'd like to know the answer to this too. I recently put on an Odyssey Springfield brake set up on my bike and it squealed bad from the first day, thought the pads had to break in so I left it for a while and just dealt with the horrendous noise. It just seemed to get worse, I threw on a set of cheepo pads a buddy had and ta-da squeal went away completely... For a couple days. Its not as bad as with the odyssey pads but still to the point where I'll drag a foot to slow down instead of pulling the lever if there's people around.
My rear rim is powdercoated, I'm hoping that's not the problem. I've tried tightening everything, took it apart and tried again, still squeals like mad. I had an old school Dia-Comp brake that worked great on before but I got the Springfield because I needed a low profile set up for chain clearance issues I was having.

5/3/2013 4:09 PM

MMX_15 wrote:

I'd like to know the answer to this too. I recently put on an Odyssey Springfield brake set up on my bike and it squealed bad from the first day, thought the pads had to break in so I left it for a while and just dealt with the horrendous noise. It just seemed to get worse, I threw on a set of cheepo pads a buddy had and ta-da squeal went away completely... For a couple days. Its not as bad as with the odyssey pads but still to the point where I'll drag a foot to slow down instead of pulling the lever if there's people around.
My rear rim is powdercoated, I'm hoping that's not the problem. I've tried tightening everything, took it apart and tried again, still squeals like mad. I had an old school Dia-Comp brake that worked great on before but I got the Springfield because I needed a low profile set up for chain clearance issues I was having.

umm Clear pads are going to squeak. most will do that.. squeaking isnt bad...

try adjusting the way that they hit the rim.
but with mine they are squeeling no matter how i put them on. and its not the normal squeel.

5/4/2013 12:05 AM

Sounds like your pads are a bit worn out.

5/4/2013 12:54 AM

feltbikesbike wrote:

umm Clear pads are going to squeak. most will do that.. squeaking isnt bad...

try adjusting the way that they hit the rim.
but with mine they are squeeling no matter how i put them on. and its not the normal squeel.

yeah clear pads squeak a lot.


and try changing the angle the pads are at too, like against the rim like feltbikesbike said. if your pads are perfectly parallel with the rim, they'll squeak a lot more cause it's an abrupt stop. if one of the ends is angled slightly, it won't.

5/4/2013 3:18 AM

I'm guessing not enough toe in

I'm a punk bmxer, I can't do it well so I do it loud.

5/4/2013 3:51 PM

You can align your brake pads to cancel out and type of noise, you just have to reverse them, swap them to each different side and then make the aligned on a slight 5 degree angle, for the left point the bottom of the bad kind of like negative car camber, and it will work as it it was reversed and will just rub instead of lock..

As for clear brake pads, they all squeek, not preventable.
As for HARD rubber compound, it won't ever squeek
As for SOFT rubber compound, they will squeek too.