Question by  Laura47 (138)

What can I do about a bicycle with a noisy brake?


Answer by  se7enine (21)

If it is a rim brake I would check to see if the rims are true, for disc brakes I would adjust the calipers.


Answer by  dkulze (160)

Most squeaky brakes are caused by impropper "toeing". The front of your brake pad should hit the rim before the back of the pad. Adjust so that it does this.


Answer by  Jennk (388)

First you need to determine the cause of the noise. Check to see if your breaks have worn out pads, if that is the case you will need to replace them. The second thing to check would be to see if the gears controlling the breaks need to be replaced.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Bicycle brakes function by squeezing against the rim of the wheel with intense pressure. Noisy brakes occur when this squeezing doesn't cause a fast enough stop. This happens when the pressure is not intense enough. You can try tightening the brake lines to increase brake to rim pressure and stop the bike faster.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I would take it to a bike shop and have them look at it. They would know more about it then I would or anyone else would. Good luck with your bike.

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