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Old 03-20-07, 07:30 PM
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Whats going on???

I just installed my new set of BB7's, and it seems like everything is going wrong. I installed the rotor no problem. But when I install the caliber, the caliber mounting screws rub/skratch the rotor. Whats going on here? All that came with the brake was the rotor, caliber, 2 mounting screws, and 6 rotor mounting screws. There were no washers. Should there be? So to fix this I installed 2 small washers between the heads of the caliber mounting screws and the frame of the bike (2005 Norco Havoc). This causes the screws to shift over, as result, not rubing/scratching the rotor. But theres anougher problem, the caliber is to close to the rotor, and the outside pad is rubing the rotor. So I hauled the body over away from the the bike as hard as I could and tightened the adjusting screws, and tighened the screws. It seems to be alright now, but still really close to the rotor!
Also should i oil/grease my brake cable?
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Old 03-21-07, 12:05 AM
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just what caliber is that thing pardoner??
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Old 03-21-07, 07:20 AM
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Did you follow the directions that came with the brakes? Avid has pretty fool-proof ones. And you shouldn't need any extra washers or anything, there is a TON of adjustment built into a set of BB7s w/o adding extra stuff.
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I agree with the Captain. I've never met an Avid brake that couldn't be assembled properly by following the instructioins. The caliper is even self-aligning. You did follow the alignment procedure, right?
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I have had similair issues with BB7's on some front forks I just hacked the ends off of the bolts (whatever was sticking out the other side of the disc tab). Every bike is a bit different.

As long as it isn't rubbing you should be fine. you can always back the pads off a bit also
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are you sure you installed it right? re read Avid instruction manual or send to a bike shop
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