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    Annoying 08 BB7 problem...

    Hey there,

    After great successes with the older BB7s on my Karate Monkey, I decided to put some on a street hardtail. Problem is, every time I barely jolt the front wheel (rough terrain, small jumps, wheelies, dropping off a curb, etc) one of the pads comes loose and starts rubbing the rotor. A quick application of the brake clicks it back into place, but it would be nice to not have to deal with this in the first place. It seems to be the inboard pad. Any ideas? Thanks

    Nick

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    I'm using 08 BB7s too.
    I think you can pull out the spring between the pads, and re-adjust the tension.
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    Sounds like the spring is missing or not functioning correctly.
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    I haven't played with the new ones, but you should be able to just bend the clip in a little bit to have a better hold. Is the spring between the pads missing?

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    Yeah, I initially thought the spring had gone too - but it's there. Think I'll have any luck just bending it out a bit for more push? I'll give it a go and report back.

    Cheers

    Nick

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    You say the pad "comes loose." Do the tabs disconnect from the caliper body, as if you were pulling them out?

    The pads and springs are unchanged from the previous generation, so if they're remaining clipped in to the caliper retainer, it's probably a spring issue.

    Maybe swap front and rear pads and see if the problem persists.
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