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The usual cleaners for rims are: citrus cleaner simple green isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) dish soap and water You may want to try them on your frame. Also, you may want to try a different type of brake pad to see if they reduce the dust (e.g. kool stop salmons).


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Since no answers I will post my comment as an answer Car wheel cleaner. It is made to deal with brake dust. But I would not user car wheel cleaner on paint. For hard to clean on paint I use a cleaner wax.


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I have to say I never consider which pads I'll be using with rotors when I buy either. I buy organic for best stopping power and metallic for longest life (kevlar somewhere in the middle). For mountain biking, the weather and type of mud/grit you're riding on is a FAR greater killer of pads than a rotor; you can easily get through a new set of pads in a ...


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I lost a Shimano Deore Xl pad recently. As a stop gap, with nothing else available - was in the middle of nowhere, I bought at Walmart some Bell brake pads ($4.99), which have screw posts. The post didn't fit perfectly (I only had to replace one brake pad) but once I tightened and adjusted, it worked great ... and still does. This is for an old Gary ...



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