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    ok, Toonces...

    dude, took her out for her first ride and the squealing brakes just about made my head explode. the ride was fun, but the brakes...oh, the brakes. i toed them in, thinking that might help, but it didn't. then i thought it might be wet rims, so i dried them off, didn't help. any tips?

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    Hmmmm. Could be caused by a few different things. One, since the setup is new, may need time to break in. Two, since it's been raining, may be wet and/or dirty. Try wiping the rim and brake pads down with acetone on a rag. Three, may just be inherent to those brake pads. I didn't like the plasticky feel of my stock pads so I put in some old Ritchey Red V-brake pads. If it doesn't go away with any of the first two solutions, try swapping the pads to a different kind and test em out.

    Don't be alarmed tho. I find that, after riding the MTB with Precision Braking™, the ol BMX feels sloppy, not-so-precise and noisy. It's all part of the game.

    If you need parts or anything, let me know. I think I have some spare brake parts and even an entire brakeset. Oh, and one more thing to try: make sure everything is tightened as loose stuff will vibrate and squeel.

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    lightly buff the brake pads with sandpaper?

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    yep, did that yesterday...so along with some ride time, 220 sandpaper on the rims and brake pads.....there's no more squeal.

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    man, so i thought the squeal was gone, but it returned. then, one day i was cleaning the Inbred when i noticed how they were toed in. got curious.....looked at the T1 and it hit me like a ton of bricks.....

    i had my brakes toed wrong. man did i feel like a real dumbass.

    so now everything is all good. 'cept for my jump that was plowed over

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