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    Tightening Hayes disk pad springs

    Has anyone had any success reducing Hayes brake noise by adjusting the pad springs, so they have a firmer grip on the post? If so, what did you do and how did you do it? Thanks. - Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnpeters
    Has anyone had any success reducing Hayes brake noise by adjusting the pad springs, so they have a firmer grip on the post? If so, what did you do and how did you do it? Thanks. - Dave
    I've never had to do this but you would probably, very gently, squeeze the spring together at the section that slips over the piston post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnpeters
    Has anyone had any success reducing Hayes brake noise by adjusting the pad springs, so they have a firmer grip on the post? If so, what did you do and how did you do it? Thanks. - Dave
    I some how doubt that will change anything, as when you brake you squeeze those things pretty firm. =)
    Have you tried softer pads? Hayes original are pretty soft.

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    Braided brake lines

    I all ways wondered if braided brake lines would fix this problem?It did on my moto X bike.

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    tough one

    those things are a total pain in the butt, i know what you're dealing with. i've tried to twist and bend those things a couple times to get a tighter fit and it's a real challenge. i would love to see hayes come up with a better, more solid designed spring.

    i ended up grabbing one from an old set of avid mechs and that worked perfectly.

    sorry i wasn't more helpful, just sharing in your frustration!!

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