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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Problems With My Bb7's...

    So I recently had my local bike shop install a set of Avid BB7's with mech XTR levers, but now I find that my front wheel is not free from braking. What I mean is that when I pick up my bike and let the front wheel spin freely it is still receiving friction from the BB7's. I can hear it it's so bad...What should I do?

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    turn the adjuster knobs out.

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    Take it back to the LBS, who installed them. They know better to ensure the brakes have a drag-free rotation of the wheels.
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    Learn to do it yourself. It's much easier than you'd think.

    Like tomsmoto said, Just turn the Red pad adjusters out until there is no more rubbing. Test out how the lever feels and keep adjusting the knobs in or out until the brakes feel right to you.
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    Woot!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gotboostedvr6
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    Thanks guys. I'll try to adjust the knobs today. If I can't figure out how to work it I'll just take it back to my LBS and make em' show me...

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    you really need to figure it out.. you have to almost constantly adjust bb7's. if not you'll be taking it back to the lbs nearly every ride!

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    follow this to the letter ...

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