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    Need a cheap mech disc brake for the weekend- SOS!

    I'm waiting on a part from formula (They sent the wrong one)- my rear brake is shot at the moment, and I'm headed to the mountains for the long weekend. I'd like to ride when I'm up there! Anyone in/near Denver area have an old bb5 or something they'd let go for cheap?

    Hope this isn't considered spam...

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    I can let you borrow a BB7 I have lying around...it's actually pretty much brand new. Just know if you break it...you pay for it...and if you don't return it.....you'll get a massive internet lashing! Plus I will find you Otherwise...it's free for you to use for the weekend.

    I live right by the flagship REI in denver, on the north side of I-25. Shoot me a PM if you'd like it!

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    You know that mech brakes don't come with a brake lever like hydros. I just happen to have a set of XTR vee brake levers that will work, but they're on Craigslist right now. Might be easier to find a spare rear hydro with its own lever.

    Or just ride with one brake. I did that with a guy who lost his front brake about five minutes into a four hour epic in CB. It was fun for me to watch him, maybe not so much for him.
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    I've got a brake caliper and lever for you....you'll just have to deal with getting a cable.

    I also have a Hayes HFX 9 set that you just need to bolt on. You can go either way....I'm offering...so just let me know.

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    Thanks gearwhine, PM'd you.

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    There is hope for mankind!

    Good job gearwhine, this thread makes me happy.

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    Yep...he picked it up yesterday...hope Miles' ride turn out wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearwhine View Post
    Yep...he picked it up yesterday...hope Miles' ride turn out wonderful!
    Picked up what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Picked up what?
    A rear brake!

    Rep for Gearwhine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C View Post
    A rear brake!

    Rep for Gearwhine
    Yeah, one of his Hayes or one of his BB7s? Not that it matters, really, glad something happened.
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    Figured I'd add that the brake was returned in the condition he received it, and I acquired a new rear brake cable with it. I guess I can say,"great borrower" if that works...? Glad he was able to get some good riding in the other weekend.

    and to finally answer xcguy's question....it was the BB7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gearwhine View Post
    Figured I'd add that the brake was returned in the condition he received it, and I acquired a new rear brake cable with it. I guess I can say,"great borrower" if that works...? Glad he was able to get some good riding in the other weekend.

    and to finally answer xcguy's question....it was the BB7.
    Cool. I would have borrowed the BB7 as well I had two sets of HFX 9s that I took off of ebay bikes. I sent them both in a big box with other excess stuff to a soldier over in Iraq who was the regional bike mechanic. I figured they were good enough to be ridden in a war zone.
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    Many thanks to gearwhine! Got to ride a nice section of the CO trail Saturday afternoon.

    Give him rep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles of pain View Post
    Give him rep!
    haha...feel free to drag me out of the hole I was put in after calling out a moderator a while back. I was thrown into the pit of -20 reps in a matter of hours! Oh...good stuff!

    And as for HFX 9's...they may not be the best brakes...but they work forfreakingever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles of pain View Post
    Give him rep!
    Seems they have him blocked from receiving good REP.

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