Squeaky front brake

FL54
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Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Location: Central Oregon

Re: Squeaky front brake

Post by FL54 »

Thanks Skyler and Dave. I should check the front bearings as I found a part missing in the rear wheel. I’ll pull it all apart when the spring arrives. I should add that the shoes aren’t contacting this drum but on a wheel that was on the bike previously.
Central Oregon

FL54
Posts: 142
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Location: Central Oregon

Re: Squeaky front brake

Post by FL54 »

Just to close out this thread, I installed the correct spring, chamfered the leading edges of the shoes more and roughed up the shoes again. I don’t know which, if not all of these things helped, but the squealing is much diminished. Not eliminated, but hardly noticeable. I should probably replace the metallic shoes next time around. Thanks to everyone for help and advice.
Central Oregon

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