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danny_cartledge

Disk Brakes

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Right, iv got an avid bb7 on the front!

And it doesn't work too great, and im wondering if there could be a certain reason for this?

Its a 203 hope rotor, with a avid sd7 lever, and am not sure what cable!

It holds to an extent, but only on small stuff!

Can anyone help me?

I was considering getting a magura, but i'd prefer too keep a disk! (if it works)

Cheers, danny...

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Right, iv got an avid bb7 on the front!

And it doesn't work too great, and im wondering if there could be a certain reason for this?

Its a 203 hope rotor, with a avid sd7 lever, and am not sure what cable!

It holds to an extent, but only on small stuff!

Can anyone help me?

I was considering getting a magura, but i'd prefer too keep a disk! (if it works)

Cheers, danny...

is the disk clean and set up properly?

i would try some proper brake cleaner from halfords or the like, might be some grease or summat on the pads/disk

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Right, iv got an avid bb7 on the front!

And it doesn't work too great, and im wondering if there could be a certain reason for this?

Its a 203 hope rotor, with a avid sd7 lever, and am not sure what cable!

It holds to an extent, but only on small stuff!

Can anyone help me?

I was considering getting a magura, but i'd prefer too keep a disk! (if it works)

Cheers, danny...

Oddysse linear slick cable. But lube it. and get some new pads? or bed them in if yours are new.

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My avid bb7's that are on a non trials bike seem to stop working well at all as soon as the cables even see dirt. but I got new cable and lube them abit and they run very well.

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clean it all with water and then bed it in with water on the disk this worked wonders for mine :)

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clean it, check the pads etc. If i was you i would try to keep that disk!

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I had this problem when i got the BB7, just ride with the break half in so it makes the disc steaming hot then chuck a bucket full of water over it. I did this a couple of times and now its awsome! You don't need to change pads or anything and i run a standard cable so really its just a case of bedding it in and doing the water thing with it.

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I run a hope front disc and i just sprinkle a little bit of water on then ride round with the brake on and it usually works a treat.

If the set up has not beded in yet use a bit of mud (really wet) and ride with the brake on till it has all dried. Made mine work uber good.

Regards

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