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Swissstop Yellows, so noisy

gotwood25gotwood25 Posts: 312
edited May 2014 in Workshop
So I've just put on some Swissstop yellows for my carbon rims. However the squeal from them is crazy, any users out there can tell me how long they take to bed in?

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  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    They probably need toeing in. I found them too grabby on Campag rims
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  • gotwood25gotwood25 Posts: 312
    Cheers will give that a go although I thought with the Swissstop pads they were slightly concave so automatically toed in if you like.

    Don't suppose you have any tips for removing the yellow residue off the rim surface? I like the braking with them but thinking they may just be a bit too much hassle for what they are worth.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 2,108
    Scotchbrite scouring pad will remove the residue but be warned there is a good chance the rim will eventually get hard spots where the heat has altered the resin and thus constantly builds up yellow residue and eventually becomes useless.

    PP
  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Could try Ronson lighter fuel if you don't fancy scouring them.
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  • NewTTerNewTTer Posts: 463
    Best cure is to use some Black Prince pads, they brake better to
  • gotwood25gotwood25 Posts: 312
    A scouring pad and a load of washing up liquid and even more elbow grease seems to do the job.

    And after toeing them in they are silent and amazing stopping power, especially when compared with the standard Planet X ones that came with my wheels.

    Cheers all for your replies.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Jizer will get the yellow stuff off as well.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • gotwood25gotwood25 Posts: 312
    Jizer will get the yellow stuff off as well.

    I really do like my wheels, a lot in fact. However possibly not enough to clean them with that. :shock:
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    gotwood25 wrote:
    Jizer will get the yellow stuff off as well.

    I really do like my wheels, a lot in fact. However possibly not enough to clean them with that. :shock:

    judging by your username it shouldn't be an issue for you though :D
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