Break noise

EdC

Active Member
Had my local bike store replace my break pads on my electric bike equipped with Shimano hydraulic breaks. My breaks were whisper quiet before but the new breaks squeaked and gurgled something terrible. Three time my local bike shop tried to silence the breaks, but to no avail. I reached out to thr Propel bike shop, whom I bought the bike from. The suggested replacing the the noisy breaks with OEM Shimano break pads. My local bike store couldn’t get any, but Propel could. Problem solved. My breaks are again whisper quiet.
If there is a moral to this story, it is, if you want your bike to perform like original, use only OEM parts. Ed
 

AHicks

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Snow Bird - Summer S.E. Michigan, Winter Gulf Coast North Central Fl.
Had my local bike store replace my break pads on my electric bike equipped with Shimano hydraulic breaks. My breaks were whisper quiet before but the new breaks squeaked and gurgled something terrible. Three time my local bike shop tried to silence the breaks, but to no avail. I reached out to thr Propel bike shop, whom I bought the bike from. The suggested replacing the the noisy breaks with OEM Shimano break pads. My local bike store couldn’t get any, but Propel could. Problem solved. My breaks are again whisper quiet.
If there is a moral to this story, it is, if you want your bike to perform like original, use only OEM parts. Ed
There's more to it than that. Proper break in for starters. That said, I have gotten the frustration level up when dealing with noisy brakes. The sure cure is for softer linings. Look for something that says "non-metallic" for instance. Those generally cooperate fairly well - and they're available at a very reasonable price on the open market. You don't have to go back to the original dealer for them....
 

Rider777

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USA
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Vegas
I know I should just keep it to myself……but I can’t:
How can someone of at least minimal intelligence type “break” , correct word is brake, many many times in atleast two posts on the same subject??
And the title.
Maybe he/she is just funning with us for whatever reason if there even has to be one.
Oh well, I guess I’ll blame my elementary school system for teaching the correct meaning/use of words.
Thanks for listening :) Err….reading.
 

Viking1

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RV Living FullTime. Home is where we park it.
In a lot of cases the noise from brake pads is from vibration. You may try a light smear of silicone or permetex on the back of the brake pads. This once dried should eliminate your issue as it will provide a cushion between the caliper piston and brake pad.
 

tomjasz

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USA
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Minnesnowta
I know I should just keep it to myself……but I can’t:
How can someone of at least minimal intelligence type “break” , correct word is brake, many many times in atleast two posts on the same subject??
And the title.
Maybe he/she is just funning with us for whatever reason if there even has to be one.
Oh well, I guess I’ll blame my elementary school system for teaching the correct meaning/use of words.
Thanks for listening :) Err….reading.
why bother?
 

tomjasz

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USA
City
Minnesnowta
I know I should just keep it to myself……but I can’t:
How can someone of at least minimal intelligence type “break” , correct word is brake, many many times in atleast two posts on the same subject??
And the title.
Maybe he/she is just funning with us for whatever reason if there even has to be one.
Oh well, I guess I’ll blame my elementary school system for teaching the correct meaning/use of words.
Thanks for listening :) Err….reading.
You could: why bother?
 

Kayakguy

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I know I should just keep it to myself……but I can’t:
How can someone of at least minimal intelligence type “break” , correct word is brake, many many times in atleast two posts on the same subject??
And the title.
Maybe he/she is just funning with us for whatever reason if there even has to be one.
Oh well, I guess I’ll blame my elementary school system for teaching the correct meaning/use of words.
Thanks for listening :) Err….reading.
The problem falls under the category "homophones"--words that sound the same but have different meanings. No matter how much we were drilled on them in school, they are still hard to remember, especially in the heat of getting our words onto the paper or screen. I would like to see spell checkers always flag them--their, they're, there; brake, break; so, sew, sow; new and knew; piece and peace; not and knot; and let's not forget: pedal and peddle. Flagging them would cause us to slow down, consider what we're trying to say, and (maybe more often than not), make the right choice.