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    BB7 Pad Catching on Cleansweep Centerlock Rotor

    As the title indicates, the tab on the inside pad catches on a 165mm Avid Cleansweep centerlock rotor. Is it ok to clip the tab off? And if so, how do I remove the pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigzebra
    As the title indicates, the tab on the inside pad catches on a 165mm Avid Cleansweep centerlock rotor. Is it ok to clip the tab off? And if so, how do I remove the pads?

    Thanks!
    Can you bend the pad tab?
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    No, I can't bend the tab. It looks as though the tab is resting against the body of the caliper. I suppose I could file a groove in the tab to allow for enough clearance.

    Here's an obligatory crappy cell phone pic:BB7 Pad Catching on Cleansweep Centerlock Rotor-img_20100925_145511.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigzebra
    No, I can't bend the tab. It looks as though the tab is resting against the body of the caliper. I suppose I could file a groove in the tab to allow for enough clearance.

    Here's an obligatory crappy cell phone pic:Click image for larger version. 

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    Just cut it off. To replace retract the pad adjusters completely, remove the outside pad first, then use needlenose pliers.
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    agree w/shiggy, just cut them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khoalie
    agree w/shiggy, just cut them off.
    +2 Cut it off.

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    I cut it off (leave enough to remove with needlenose pliers) for my Juicy 7's with Shimano centerlock rotors.

    I can't believe Avid did the same thing.

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    Yes you can....

    easily clip off that tab with no ill effects. It's a common practice for using the BB7/Juciy pads with center locks. The only thing the tabs are there for is to make getting the pads in and out of the caliper easier. However they are not essential. So clip it, cut it, grind it off with a dremel, problem solved. Just remember to do it to a new set of pads when it comes time to replace em.

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    Clipped the extra material off today. Problem solved!

    Thanks!!

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