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    Avid Juicy 5 help!! =(

    Hi there, I received what I "thought" to be a front brake adapter (160mm) for my Avid Juicy 5. I think I was wrong since the front adapter that I received is identical to the rear adapter... Also, the caliper doesn't quite seem to be adjusted properly since with the adapter I received only half of the pads touch the rotor (i.e., the adapter is the wrong shape?) I'll try and take a pic ASAP but can you guys tell me this: are the front & rear adapters on Juicy 5s different shapes?

    Also, I can't seem to manage to align the rear caliper (which has the correct adapter) with the freaking rotor, I keep getting lots of rubbing and I've tried aligning it at least 10 times (loosen CPS bolts, squeeze lever five times, keep held, tighten CPS bolts, etc).
    Thanks a bunch!!
    -DC

    PS: Not only that but the front lever seems to have play in it, I can wiggle it up and down a few millimetres; how can I tighten it?
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    Front adapter sounds like a rear ie...you got 2 in the booty.

    As far as aligning...I've had issues. What I ended up doing was looking at the caliper and rotor with something light colored behind so I can see daylight between the pads and rotor. Then just tighten down. Works for me.

    Don't give up on them...the best dang brakes I've ever had.

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    Front adapter sounds like a rear ie...you got 2 in the booty.

    As far as aligning...I've had issues. What I ended up doing was looking at the caliper and rotor with something light colored behind so I can see daylight between the pads and rotor. Then just tighten down. Works for me.

    Don't give up on them...the best dang brakes I've ever had.

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    OK, thanks for the help. Tomorrow I'm going back to my LBS and getting my money back, I'm ditching them for good (spent 2 months instead of 3 days waiting for the adapter, each time they said it'd arrive in 3-4 days or next week or tomorrow... well, 2 months later the WRONG one arrives. Not the first time they've done this, I'm done with them, I've put far too much trust into them)
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    Yep, you have a second rear adapter.

    In a pinch, (if your shop has one) you can use a Hayes 16omm IS front adapter. Identical spacing in every way with the Avid adapters. Yes, it works. Done it many times. Since Hayes has been in the bike hydro business for longer than Avid, you may have better luck finding one of their adapters in stock somewhere, rather than ordering.

    *caveat* this works with Hayes/Avid IS 160mm front and rear adapters. No idea on other sizes/brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    Yep, you have a second rear adapter.

    In a pinch, (if your shop has one) you can use a Hayes 16omm IS front adapter. Identical spacing in every way with the Avid adapters. Yes, it works. Done it many times. Since Hayes has been in the bike hydro business for longer than Avid, you may have better luck finding one of their adapters in stock somewhere, rather than ordering.

    *caveat* this works with Hayes/Avid IS 160mm front and rear adapters. No idea on other sizes/brands.
    Really?! That's good, I'd probably have much more luck finding a Hayes adapter here... I need an adapter to convert the fork's IS mounting things into PM onto which I can mount the Avid brake, 160mm. Would it work in this case then?

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    okay i saw this post and i hope you can help. i had my juicy 5's on my bike while i was riding, and i wiped. no big deal right? well what happened now is you can pull the lever to grip no problem, but there are no issues with the caliper and no issues with the cord and leaks. could it maybe be a problem or leak inside the lever housing?

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