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    disk brakes suck...why

    i have an 07 specalized p2 cromo and the brakes wont even let me do a stoppie and wont lock up... why please help

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    i have an 07 specialized P.2 aluminum, the avid bb5's are nice brakes, i have the bb7's, i would suggest getting compressionless cables, and checking how close the pads are to the rotors. by the way how much do you weigh?
    hi

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    Have you ridden the bike enough to 'burn in' the brakes? Did you contaminate the discs or pads in any way?

    "Ride It Hard"- that's what SHE said.

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    I weigh 180 and i have ridden it a lot. What do you mean by contaminate the brakes? Also, how far away should the pads be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by team rideithard View Post
    i weigh 180 and i have ridden it allot and what do u mean by contaminate the brakes
    also how far away should the pads be
    'Contaminate' means getting oil or other similar crap on the rotors or the pads.

    If you have mechanical disc brakes use the barrel adjusters to close the pads in closer to the rotor. Get them as close as possible without the pads dragging on the rotors. Adjust back out if you want more lever travel.

    It's also possible that the pads are worn out. Take it to your LBS for pad replacement.

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    Ok, thanks guys except for pete faqerlin.

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    lol i was just kidding

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    You may have to adjust how close the pads are. Try that before buying anything.

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    kk they work good but skueek really bad when pressure is applied

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    how can i make them stop squeeking spray them with wd40 lol jk i know dont do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    beabledpenang dort ung boppem
    What he said........I think..?

    You can get disk brake specific cleaner at the local auto parts store.
    Also pull your pads and inspect them for foreign deposits.
    I'm not totally useless....I can be used as a BAD example.

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    uhhhhh....ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLIZZ View Post
    ... inspect them for foreign deposits.
    I keep inspecting my bank accounts for foreign deposits but everything there is something I put in - - and never enough. What's the best way to accumulate foreign deposits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I keep inspecting my bank accounts for foreign deposits but everything there is something I put in - - and never enough. What's the best way to accumulate foreign deposits?
    Contact Nigeria.

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    First step in getting the brakes to work is to use proper english.
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    Wadda ta.

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    disk breaks are da coolest. YOU are da suxxor.

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