Kinda New Member - and some photos of my bike

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by mean machine, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. mean machine

    mean machine New Member

    Hi All,
    I thought it's about time I posted some photos of my bike. It's still a "work in progress' (whos isn't :grin5:) but to date I have added 2 front lights, rear light, a motorbike horn and Large Filipino's clutch mod. With the lights I modified some retro ones and added LED's. The horn is a 12v motorbike horn which uses a really small 12v battery. The mod can be found here.

    I am also using a double brake lever but am still having trouble with my brakes. They stop ok but I have a nasty squeak on the front brakes if I put them on too hard. I have tried to wipe off the dust but it still squeals. Any ideas?

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Clean your front rim with alcohol or other solvent. Sand the braking surface of your brake bads. If it still squeaks, you probably need to buy new brake pads. Even new brake pads can sometimes harden and become inflexible, adding to the squeak.
  3. mean machine

    mean machine New Member

    Cheers Wheelbender6 - i'll give it a shot.
  4. wally

    wally Member