Avid BB7 - Inboard pressure foot not retracting-HELP!

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Avid BB7 - Inboard pressure foot not retracting-HELP!
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Posted: Dec 31, 2009 at 11:13 Quote
Hi Guys,

I recently bought some new bb7's off the bay due to my old caliper popping its outboard pressure foot out and being useless and unfixable (Avid do not ship this part to the UK as spares).

Bought new ones and coming to fit them - i find that both calipers are not retracting their outboard pressure foots (the small knob).. This cant surely be coincidence? Ive stripped the one and regreased it as neccesary but still it doesnt retract.

Can anyone help please? Im lost now....

(Just to clarify - the big pad adjuster is removable purely just by screwing counter clockwise - the small pad adjuster (the one with the movable arm) is the side im on about.)
Sorry - terms escape me at the mo Frown

Posted: Dec 31, 2009 at 11:16 Quote
What? Youre describing 2 things. Inboard means closest to the spokes. That pad only moves if adjusted via pad contact.

The one with the small knob is outboard, its the one the lever is attached to. Is that the one youre referencing?

Posted: Dec 31, 2009 at 11:17 Quote
are you asking why only one pad moves??
there supposed to on mechanical discs

Posted: Dec 31, 2009 at 12:21 Quote
Hummeroid wrote:
What? Youre describing 2 things. Inboard means closest to the spokes. That pad only moves if adjusted via pad contact.

The one with the small knob is outboard, its the one the lever is attached to. Is that the one youre referencing?

Hi, sorry i got mixed up. I meant the outboard - the one attached to the lever.
Sorry!

Posted: Dec 31, 2009 at 12:28 Quote
i think mine was doing that. i think i taped the pad right in with a hammer and that fixed it.

Posted: Jan 1, 2010 at 3:53 Quote
RelentlessRider wrote:
i think mine was doing that. i think i taped the pad right in with a hammer and that fixed it.

Im not using a hammer for anything Razz

Really pissing me off this Frown New brakes too

Posted: Jan 1, 2010 at 10:25 Quote
check to see if the wee silver thing that keeps the pads attacted isn't damaged

Posted: Jan 2, 2010 at 5:07 Quote
RelentlessRider wrote:
check to see if the wee silver thing that keeps the pads attacted isn't damaged

Which bit is that RR? Thanks.

Posted: Jan 2, 2010 at 11:58 Quote
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.nexternal.com/icycles/images/86222.jpg that wee sliver bit Wink

Posted: Jan 2, 2010 at 12:00 Quote
RelentlessRider wrote:
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.nexternal.com/icycles/images/86222.jpg that wee sliver bit Wink

lol they use that for cable actuated brakes.

Posted: Jan 2, 2010 at 12:13 Quote
a bb7 is cable actuated

Posted: Jan 2, 2010 at 12:15 Quote
RelentlessRider wrote:
a bb7 is cable actuated

Never mind.

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