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Old 05-26-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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Front Brakes

I recently installed a set of Avids on a friends bike...he is complaining about the brakes pulsating whenever he uses his front brake...is this due to the rim being a tad out of true? Any suggestions on how to get rid of this problem?

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Are the rotors running true?



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Old 06-05-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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the wheel being out of true can cause brake pulsations. Another good posibility is oils, dirt, grease or some other contaminates on the rim/rotor depending on wether it's rim or disc brakes.

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Old 06-12-2009, 01:40 AM   #4
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If it is a disc brake the rim being out of true has nothing to do with it since the rotor is mounted to the hub. If it is a v-brake and the rim is out of true then you would definetely feel it some. Make sure all the bolts are tight too.

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