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    TRP Mini V squeal?

    Had my canti brakes replaced with these mini v's and I love them, great brakes!
    The front set starting squeaking really bad and appear to be properly adjusted, any suggestions?

    They are good for alerting pedestrians walking in front of me!

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    How much toe are you running on the pads? Try cleaning your rims with scotch bright and alcohol to make sure they are not contaminated. Swapping pad compounds might be worth a try as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    How much toe are you running on the pads? Try cleaning your rims with scotch bright and alcohol to make sure they are not contaminated. Swapping pad compounds might be worth a try as well.
    Thanks, I will first try cleaning the rims as you have recommended. Not sure about the toe on the pads but that will be the next step if necessary.

    Thanks for your input!

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    I think they come with cheap pads? Try some Kool Stop salmons if nothing else seems to work.

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    TRP's really come with cheap pads??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    TRP's really come with cheap pads??
    They aren't anything special.

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    Cheap was the wrong word. They're fine, average pads. Koolstop are absolutely an upgrade. Swiss Stop also get good reviews but I haven't tried them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    Cheap was the wrong word. They're fine, average pads. Koolstop are absolutely an upgrade. Swiss Stop also get good reviews but I haven't tried them.
    Need to determine if Koolstop pads only will fit the TRP C9's or do I need to change the pad with the mounting backer portion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    Need to determine if Koolstop pads only will fit the TRP C9's or do I need to change the pad with the mounting backer portion?
    TRP uses a shimano compatible pad. The stock holders will work fine.

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    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    How much toe are you running on the pads? Try cleaning your rims with scotch bright and alcohol to make sure they are not contaminated. Swapping pad compounds might be worth a try as well.

    Guess what, your advice worked, scotch pad and alcohol did the trick and I am wondering if this is normal and will continue to happen?

    At any rate I really appreciate your advice!

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    Get some Yokozuna salmon inserts. Great stopping power/feel, and the quietest pads I've ever used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
    Get some Yokozuna salmon inserts. Great stopping power/feel, and the quietest pads I've ever used.
    Will do, just need to figure out how to swap out the pads. They current pads in the TRP's just slide out and the new ones in?

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    Depends on the model. Some have a small allen fitting that you loosen to remove the insert, and some have a cotter pin. If you post a pic, folks could confirm/recommend the correct insert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
    Depends on the model. Some have a small allen fitting that you loosen to remove the insert, and some have a cotter pin. If you post a pic, folks could confirm/recommend the correct insert.
    I just took a look at my bike and you are a smart guy, the pad has a set screw through the back. So now my next question is how difficult to readjust the brakes due to the new pad?
    Obviously no barrel adjuster on the cable on these mini v's, TRP CX 9's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    I just took a look at my bike and you are a smart guy, the pad has a set screw through the back. So now my next question is how difficult to readjust the brakes due to the new pad?
    Obviously no barrel adjuster on the cable on these mini v's, TRP CX 9's.
    The Yokozuna inserts may be a little thinner. If there's no barrel adjuster, you'll need to take up some slack via the cable itself.
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    Okay, I think I have it figured out, with your hep of course! The set screw allows the pads to be removed, the brake space adjustment to the rim is accomplished by changing the cable length with the lock screw and the spring adjuster set screw will coordinate the pad motion against the rim.

    I think that is it??

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickcin View Post
    Okay, I think I have it figured out, with your hep of course! The set screw allows the pads to be removed, the brake space adjustment to the rim is accomplished by changing the cable length with the lock screw and the spring adjuster set screw will coordinate the pad motion against the rim.

    I think that is it??

    Thanks again!
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