I heavily commute by bicycle, and have for many, many years. Any rattle, squeak, or grind that rears its head is quickly dealt with. V BRAKES have an area that is notorious for rattling when riding rough terrain. I have learned over much of my traveling time that a SILENT bike is a true NINJA STYLE bike.

This will SILENCE those rattling V's.

Step 1: Supplies Needed...

What you will need,

- Heat shrink tubing (bought mine at the local home improvement store; 1/4 in. - 1/8 in).

- Lighter

- Correctly sized Allen key, Allen wrench, Hex key, what-have-you.

<p>easy, cheap and usefull hack</p>
<p>Nicely done!</p>
<p>That's very clever. I'm amazed that the rest of your bike is quiet enough that the most annoying sound that you hear is your brakes rattling. Have you done anything else to keep it quiet?</p>
<p>awesome, what other tips do you have?</p>
That's a slick little fix.
Great, I hate rattles on my bike
<p>Very clever, this is a better, cleaner and more durable solution than to oil it up.</p>
<p>Great idea.</p>
<p>Nice, simple fix! I like it. My bike is covered with bits of heat shrink, electrical tape, and zip ties. It's not the prettiest, but it rides great! Great post.</p>

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