the goose is loose!
i recently serviced my fork, and somewhere along the way, i think i got either fork oil or carb cleaner on my rotor. i put the front end back together, reinstalled the caliper to the fork and gave the forks a test with the brake on. to my horror, the front brake felt like it lost over 50% of its power and it made a bad shreaking noise. i took the pads off, cleaned the rotor and pads with isopropyl alchohol, and put it back together. took the bike up the hill and back down for a break-in, exactly how MBA described it, except the hill i live on is a tad steeper than a false flat. anyways, got back, they seemed ok, they were at about 80% power. this morning i went out to the garage and they shreaked again, with about 75% power. after hitting the brakes a few times, the shreaking stopped, maybe due to the brakes warming up, but they were fine yesterday in the 35 degree weather. what is going on? should i try a new rotor and pads? thanks for the help.