>Cross Training>squealing brakes on bike
Right on Hereford...
It's easier to point you to a site than describe it myself. Check out this one:
I do something like the matchbook trick described in that link.
Anya...again I wish we were neighbors. DH has like 6 bikes (only rides maybe 4 of them...road, mountain, cyclocross, hybrid...the others are mostly wall art in the garage) and does most of his own maintenance. He LOVES tinkering with people's bikes and getting them ready to roll...he just fixed a co-workers mountain bike this weekend.
I think you got some pretty good advice from the guys here. I hope you can get your bike braking quietly and effectively without too much $$.
Run until the trail runs out.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff