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Any setup hints for Hayes HFX 9XC branks on Jekyll 2000 w/ lefty. My lbs orginally installed the brakes for me. No problems with the rear, but the front brake developed this annoying squeak since about day one. I tried retruing the rotor...and also say that the lbs installed the rotor mount upside down. I reinstalled in the correct way and spent nearly 2 hours trying to center the caliper w/ washers, using business cards on either side of rotors for gaps... I think I have it as best as it will get...but I still have the squeak and a little drag.....

Any thoughts...the noise is driving me crazy....I guess I will keep with the trial and error process of truing the rotor and shiming the caliper.
 

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Not to sound flippant... but have you tried to clean the rotor with isopropyl alcohol? Might take care of the sqeak.

-James

jagayers said:
Any setup hints for Hayes HFX 9XC branks on Jekyll 2000 w/ lefty. My lbs orginally installed the brakes for me. No problems with the rear, but the front brake developed this annoying squeak since about day one. I tried retruing the rotor...and also say that the lbs installed the rotor mount upside down. I reinstalled in the correct way and spent nearly 2 hours trying to center the caliper w/ washers, using business cards on either side of rotors for gaps... I think I have it as best as it will get...but I still have the squeak and a little drag.....

Any thoughts...the noise is driving me crazy....I guess I will keep with the trial and error process of truing the rotor and shiming the caliper.
 
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