Front Brakes

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by bb-dan, May 26, 2009.

  1. bb-dan

    bb-dan Guest

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    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?

    Thanks from me and him!
     
  2. Doc

    Doc Guest

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    Are the rotors running true?
     

  3. BigDumbBear

    BigDumbBear New Member

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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.
     
  4. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

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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.