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    Avid Juicy Carbon lever set screw leaps to it's death

    Well, I think that's what happened. Nevertheless it's missing. Luckily the lever pivot bolt(?) didn't fall out too. Anyone else had this happen?
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    Over use of the lever caused it to back off, dont use the brakes.
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    A wise head bike mechanic once told me to use threadlocker on brake lever set screws, to keep them in place. I think that was probably good advice, learned the hard way.
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    Anyone know a good online source for Avid brake parts. I'm 60 miles away from th nearestl bike shop located in Nelson BC..

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    If your cool you can contact Hayes direct http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/contact.shtml If you want to be a dyke check your LBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    If your cool you can contact Hayes direct http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/contact.shtml If you want to be a dyke check your LBS.
    Contacting Hayes isn't going to get him very far with his Avid brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Contacting Hayes isn't going to get him very far with his Avid brake.
    Thats his first problem Hayes would help him.

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    Any decent hardware store should be able to hook you up. It's just a small metric thread grub screw. I would very carefully take out the set screw from the other side put it in a ziploc baggie so it dosen't get lost and take it along for comparison shopping purposes. It shouldn't cost any more than about 50 cents.

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    Loss of lever screw

    Same thing happened to my lever when it was new so I contacted Avids service direct. Although not enthused to deal with a customer rather than a shop they send me a repair kit, the screw is not available as a single item. Screw may be hard to find locally as it is a Torx head.
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    Same thing happened to me last weekend right before a descent (Juicy Carbons). Was a bit unnerving to say the least. I've contacted 5 different shops to no avail...no one seems to have any Juicy Carbons/Juicy 7s laying around to cannibalize for the pin. A shop has ordered the part for me through Avid and won't arrive for a few days. I've used some random bolt for now...which seems to work temporarily.

    On a side note, couldn't find a darn thing on the trail, along with 8 other riders to sufficient hold the lever in place that it would function normally. Closest thing was the clip of a ballpoint pen plus a zip tie jammed in there and I finished the ride.

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    Guess its time to start carrying a magnet.
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    Bumping this old thread with the same problem

    I broke the original brake lever...but had a set of Juicy 7's that were broken while downhilling so I stole the carbon lever from that set to replace. Problem is, the pivot set screw was missing. Figured I could just use the one from the broken lever, but oddly it is not the same size (too small).

    The original lever had a deeper hole for the pivot set screw. The replacement lever has a narrow hole like in the photo above.

    I contacted my local Pleasant's Hardware and they claim to sell set screws, so I plan on heading over there to see if I can fit one...

    But since I saw this thread, was wondering if anyone was able to dig up the correct size for this specific lever to ease the search.
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    I lost both pins for my Juicy Carbons and ended up just using a screws and locking nuts from a hardware store. They don't fit as snugly as the original pins which makes the lever have a little bit of play, but they still work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr View Post
    Thats his first problem Hayes would help him.

    Dont go their.
    Hayes brakes suck.

    If you were to recommend a new set at least throw out formula or shimano.

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