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    BB5 to the front, IO front to the back?

    first post here in a while...

    I currently ride a Hardrock Sport disc with 6" Tektro IO's all around. I am getting a 6" Avid BB5...

    My rear brake currently is useless, but my front stops me acceptably. I was thinking of moving the rotor and caliper from the front to the back, and put the BB5 on the current adapter at the front. are there any potential problems with this? thanks

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    Usually calipers are front and rear specific. You will have to check with the manufacturer to be sure. Unless someone knows more specifics about tektros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Usually calipers are front and rear specific. You will have to check with the manufacturer to be sure. Unless someone knows more specifics about tektros.
    +1 not all front + back calipers are compatible (mounting-wise). I doubt any of them are. That is why on Ebay, sellers would specifically list if the brake is for front or back in bold letters.

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    okay well are there any issues with mounting the BB5 do the IO's adapter?

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    anyways, just checked on jensonusa, apparently the IO is both front and rear compatible:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...isc+Brake.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    anyways, just checked on jensonusa, apparently the IO is both front and rear compatible:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...isc+Brake.aspx
    It does seem like it. In that case I don't see anything wrong with the setup you described although you might need an Avid adapter for the BB5 but I'll leave that to someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    It does seem like it. In that case I don't see anything wrong with the setup you described although you might need an Avid adapter for the BB5 but I'll leave that to someone else.
    hehe i remember your ordeal with an adapter

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    Get a front bb5 and switch the front rotor to rear, and the brake pads from the front caliper to the rear caliper.

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    okay i've established that... but can the IO adapter work with the BB5 or will i need a new one? that's the new issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    okay i've established that... but can the IO adapter work with the BB5 or will i need a new one? that's the new issue.
    Once again, some of them are interchangeable. Avid and Hayes adaptors are interchangeable. Your best bet is to try it. If it works yehaw...if not you are out another 20$

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    20 bucks i dont have. i'm in the hole just paying shipping and customs.

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    Well then it seems like you don't have a choice. Try it and hope. Sometimes you can use spaces and a dremel to make foreign adaptors work. If it works without any work...you are good to go, if it doesn't work than you have some work and or $$$ ahead of you.

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    I would reccomend just ditching the tektro. I've got a BB7 on the front, so thankfully I don't have to use the tektro much more, but the one on the back is just complete crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiance
    I would reccomend just ditching the tektro. I've got a BB7 on the front, so thankfully I don't have to use the tektro much more, but the one on the back is just complete crap.
    He has no money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    He has no money
    Bah.

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    and i know i've been aroudn the block a bit, ridden some nice bikes, got some experience with REALLY nice bikes, just don't have money to get one

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    i hear ya, who says money can't buy happiness? All I ask is for the chance to prove that money can't make me happy..

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    Sounds like you have 2 choices, see if you can jerry rig it if it doesnt fit, or stick with your current setup until you have the cash.

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    and due to a change of plans i don't think i'll have a problem anymore.

    originally i was going to order a BB5 from Jensonusa which was an OE take-off, but bikesmart (thanks to this site i found out) has apparently the NEW bb5 WITH adapter for the same price, $39. the kicker? shipping's also $10 cheaper from bikesmart

    looks like that's the way to go... and thru the picture on the bikesmart site, it seems like it's the 07 BB5 up for sale... so that makes me extremely happy.

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    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    hehe i remember your ordeal with an adapter
    Hell yeah, took me about three months to get one. Glad to hear seem to be working out, when are you ordering?
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    thursday when the cash clears the bank

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