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    Problem with new BB7s

    I just bought 2009 BB7 brakes and messed one of them up while playing with it before installation. I screwed in the inboard and outboard adjusters with no rotor in place until the pads touched. Then when I screwed the adjusters back out, the pads no longer retract. The pads are still touching and I can't force them away from each other no matter what I do with the adjusters. It seems like one or both of the adjusters has become disconnected inside there somehow.

    Any idea what I have done and how I can fix it?

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    Insert a regular screwdriver carefully between the pads and gently assist them to back away from each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Insert a regular screwdriver carefully between the pads and gently assist them to back away from each other.
    How come you don't like 29ers?
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    No comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    Yep, that sounds like it. I had looked at the FAQs on SRAM's website and tried searching this forum but all my search terms were too generic. I'll give these instructions a try. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
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    Then don't post.

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    I'll post when I like thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    I'll post when I like thank you.
    Have you ever owned a pair of BB7's?

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    I have. Well not exactly. I rode a friends bike for years that had them and I worked on them. I did own BB5s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
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    lol i hate those too... and a whole bunch of other stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlk_250
    Yep, that sounds like it. I had looked at the FAQs on SRAM's website and tried searching this forum but all my search terms were too generic. I'll give these instructions a try. Thanks for the help!
    They're fixed. The instructions are kind of lame and the upshot is I just forced it back by pushing on the actuation arm. Problem solved. Thanks again.

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