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Bb7 Sticking

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hiya i have just not long ago baught a avid bb7 it was new and it is now sticking

when i pull the lever and it goes back to its orignial place but the brake stays on and i was wondering if my disc is contaminated

could anyone help

thanks in advance

cheers dec

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Its probably your cable, get some decent linear slik cable and I reckon it will be fine (Y)

Won't be anything to do with contamination though.

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Its probably your cable, get some decent linear slik cable and I reckon it will be fine (Y)

Won't be anything to do with contamination though.

ok m8 thanks for your quick reply

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Its probably your cable, get some decent linear slik cable and I reckon it will be fine (Y)

Won't be anything to do with contamination though.

Hi. I agree to grant. I had a 'standard' cable not too long ago. i got a linea slik cable and it works so much better. They're not too much thicker. its the quality of the cable that changes.

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Hi. I agree to grant. I had a 'standard' cable not too long ago. i got a linea slik cable and it works so much better. They're not too much thicker. its the quality of the cable that changes.

where camn i get it form do u know i can seem to find it cheers lads

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As well as considering a new cable you should check that the lever arm on the caliper isn't bent and rubbing on another part of the caliper. I have seen it happen to a few people's brakes (including mine).

Check that and if it is that gently gently bend it back away from the caliper. If it isn't that then new cable time will improve the brake's performance a million times :)

Dave

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cheers boys thanks for all you help

dec

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hey mate,

before you go spending money take it all apart,
take the caliper off the forks ect,
take it completely to peices,
give it a good clean out,
make sure the pads are pushed right out with a screwdriver,
give the lever a clean out,
and give the rotor a good scrub in a sink of HOT water and then rebuild it.

andy ball had the same problem so we took it apart and spent a good hour cleaning it out and after that it had never worked better (Y)
few bottles didnt go a miss either :P

hope i was some help
..rob..

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Alright matey? Ill take a look at it next time we ride, see if i can see whats wrong dude!

You still on for sunday?

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definately new cable

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Just spoke to him, he took it apart and had a play, put it back together and all seems sweet!

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alright m8 i dont think i can cum brum on sunday

i just thought i am suppose to b going out but if i aint i will defo cum with you

soz m8

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that happened to me mate. :) i just lubed up the cable inside the plastic casing. seems fine now.

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i have had once with a mates bb7! he knocked the main arm of the caliper (bit the cable clamps to) and due to it being slightly bent locked the brake up!

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thanks for all your help and advice lads

i got is sorted now so cheers anyway

cheers dec

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...i will defo cum with you

lol sorry but that made me chuckle

forgot to add a bit of advise =]

use full english your more likely to get validated (Y)

cheers

..rob..

Edited by sponge rob fat head

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