Picture of SILENCE those rattling V-Brakes! (ninja style)

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...

Picture of 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.

interfunk made it!11 months ago

easy, cheap and usefull hack

Ultimate Warrior (author)  interfunk11 months ago

Nicely done!

LynxSys1 year ago

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?

3366carlos1 year ago

awesome, what other tips do you have?

That's a slick little fix.
livichris1 year ago
Great, I hate rattles on my bike
Victor8o51 year ago

Very clever, this is a better, cleaner and more durable solution than to oil it up.

Tater Zoid1 year ago

Great idea.

seamster1 year ago

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.