Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Avid BB5 mounting question (pic)

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Avid BB5 mounting question (pic)

Old 06-22-07, 07:41 PM
  #1  
MaxBrokeAway
Is this gonna hurt?
Thread Starter
 
MaxBrokeAway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 380

Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Elite DS (custom components)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Avid BB5 mounting question (pic)

See how the silver washers are on both sides of the caliper bolt hole? Was I supposed to leave the washers on like that or was I supposed to remove the fork side washers? The book said to leave the washers alone but I just want to be certain with some help from someone who has done this before...Thanks

MaxBrokeAway is offline  
Old 06-22-07, 07:46 PM
  #2  
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 15,061

Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
See how the silver washers are on both sides of the caliper bolt hole? Was I supposed to leave the washers on like that or was I supposed to remove the fork side washers? The book said to leave the washers alone but I just want to be certain with some help from someone who has done this before...Thanks

When in doubt FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Especially Avid's
You did well to follow their instructions, because that is the way top mount the caliper.
__________________
Raiyn is offline  
Old 06-22-07, 07:51 PM
  #3  
MaxBrokeAway
Is this gonna hurt?
Thread Starter
 
MaxBrokeAway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 380

Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Elite DS (custom components)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok....I had to skip the cable installation part...because I am taking it to the LBS tommorrow for that...so I assume they will check to make sure everything is mounted correctly and the pads are adjusted right.
MaxBrokeAway is offline  
Old 06-22-07, 09:19 PM
  #4  
zjk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I would just ask them to quickly check. Chances are it is correct but never hurts to get it checked over.
zjk is offline  
Old 06-22-07, 09:21 PM
  #5  
EJ123
djentleman
 
EJ123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Was Spoon River Anthology a good reading?
EJ123 is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 07:45 AM
  #6  
MaxBrokeAway
Is this gonna hurt?
Thread Starter
 
MaxBrokeAway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 380

Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Elite DS (custom components)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I KNEW SOMEONE WAS GONNA COMMENT ON THAT!!!! AHAHAH!!

i wouldnt know its my wifes book
MaxBrokeAway is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 09:21 AM
  #7  
cream.soda
Bikeless Member
 
cream.soda's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: markham
Posts: 299

Bikes: none :(

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
next time, might wanna use macro mode on your camera so the picture's focused in on the caliper, rather than the books in the back
cream.soda is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 10:45 AM
  #8  
MaxBrokeAway
Is this gonna hurt?
Thread Starter
 
MaxBrokeAway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 380

Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Elite DS (custom components)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is this better?

MaxBrokeAway is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 12:10 PM
  #9  
ChuckO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Betelgeuse 5 Massachusetts
Posts: 98

Bikes: '06 Rockhopper disc comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is how the bike shop mounted mine if it helps:

ChuckO is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 05:46 PM
  #10  
MaxBrokeAway
Is this gonna hurt?
Thread Starter
 
MaxBrokeAway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 380

Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Elite DS (custom components)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
right but my fork has the 74mm direct mount spots rather than the IS which needs the included adapter...nice pic though.

My bb5 is the 07...is that the 06?
MaxBrokeAway is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 05:57 PM
  #11  
Breitling
Senior Member
 
Breitling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SC
Posts: 503

Bikes: 2011 Orbea Onix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
my bike has the IS mounts, and you did it perfectly. my bike came stock with them and that is how they are mounted on it.
Breitling is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 07:12 PM
  #12  
ChuckO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Betelgeuse 5 Massachusetts
Posts: 98

Bikes: '06 Rockhopper disc comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
right but my fork has the 74mm direct mount spots rather than the IS which needs the included adapter...nice pic though.

My bb5 is the 07...is that the 06?
Oh yeah, you're right. Looks like the washer stacking is the same though. Yes that's the '06.

So what is supposed to mount to an "IS" mount without an adapter? (just curious)
ChuckO is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 07:15 PM
  #13  
MaxBrokeAway
Is this gonna hurt?
Thread Starter
 
MaxBrokeAway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 380

Bikes: Motobecane Fantom Elite DS (custom components)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
IS means International Standard, some brand of disc brake calipers are designed only for IS and need an adapter to mount to the 74mm post mounts.


but see your caliper looks like its more on the inside of the rotor than mine does...i wish someone who has post mounts would comment on this
MaxBrokeAway is offline  
Old 06-23-07, 07:45 PM
  #14  
ChuckO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Betelgeuse 5 Massachusetts
Posts: 98

Bikes: '06 Rockhopper disc comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think it's an illusion caused by looking at the two different rotor types, I think the flat sections on the outside curve of your rotor are only making it look like that? Perhaps?
ChuckO is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.