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Old 04-20-05, 10:29 AM   #1
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Avid BB DB problem

One of my Avid brakes is not resetting. When I brake, the pads remain clamped to the rotor. First, I thought this was due to gunk in the cable providing too much resistance. I replaced the cable - no luck. I thought it might be the butterfly spring that hold the pads apart, but this doesn't seem to be it either. The problem seems to reside in the brake arm - whatever it supposed to spring it back is very weak.

How do I fix this?
Take the pads out and lube it?
Take it apart?
Send it back?

I did a ride yesterday with only a front brake. It wasn't so bad - only one endo from grabbing too much brake - and I jumped clear away. Still, it's a bit limiting to not have the rear brake.
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Old 04-20-05, 11:04 AM   #2
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Turn in the tension screw? Its right under the arm and I think its 2.5mm.
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