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    2001 rear triangle/avid mechanical disk question

    Just tried to help a friend install Avid mechanical disks on his warrantied Truth. Brand new front triangle, but they used his 2001 rear end. We ran into a problem with the rear brake. When mounted, the rotor was hitting the top of the caliper...as though the adapter supplied with the brakes was too low. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a solution...different adapter perhaps? Washers to raise the caliper up? We are both stumped.

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    How old is the Avid caliper? (The older style has a plastic AVID logo on the body, the newer style has a decal on the side of the body.)

    Is the rotor the newer 160mm diameter, or the original 165mm?

    A few extra washers under the CPS hardware is fine, if that's all it takes to get the necessary clearance.
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    new brakes

    The brakes are brand new bb7 160mm. I thought of washers...it might take a few to get enough clearance.

    Anyone else out there who has installed Avid mechanicals on their Truth?

    Thanks for the help Nate!

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    The problem I had was the weld interferred with mounting the bracket. I filed down the bracket.

    Make sure the wheel is in the dropout correctly when you see this?

    otherwise, you are going to need spacers.

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    i ran into the weld interference with the seat stay, so i figured the adapter only fits one way. it fit and is the preferred mounting position according to the arrow on the adapter. interesting. maybe i will try that route and see if it works.

    thanks!

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    Spacers/Washers should do the trick

    I've got a 2001 Truth and I ran into the same problem. However, it was on the fork, not the rear and the shop fixed it with extra washers.

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