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    sand in the brakes?

    My new Mukluk seems to have some rubbing/friction issues in the front tire. I think it has to do with sand getting into the brakes. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening while I'm riding on the sand? It definitely caused extra drag on the beach. Thanks!

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    This helps your disc-brake pads, for most debris getting up in there. Take the pads out, then champfer the edges on the leading & trailing edges. You can put a small one on the tom & bottom edges as well, but just for cleaning up the edge's sharpness. Then soak in acetone to remove all pad-enemies.

    Much like champfering or radiusing a wooden table edge, it won't chip as easily, and debris won't get hung-up as much.

    Works for me.

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    It should be a pretty clear YES my pads are rubbing or NO my pads are not rubbing, otherwise you may have hub issues (tight/contamination). What type of hubs do the muks run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachroller View Post
    My new Mukluk seems to have some rubbing/friction issues in the front tire. I think it has to do with sand getting into the brakes. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening while I'm riding on the sand?...
    Drum brakes.

    But I'm not sure how they would handle the occasional immersion.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    i wish i knew how to do this. Time to learn about bike mechanics as I'm not in an area where anyone else can fix it. I'll search youtube

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    If you have Avid BB7's on your bike you can dial the pads out so they allow more pad clearance. Won't be as good for braking, but on a beach that's not as vital.

    My BB7s have lived at the beach for several months a year and sand hasn't been an issue. I'm not riding down into the water so I'm dealing only with dry sand which isn't sticky.
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