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    Brake cable adjustment, BB5 ?

    My rear BB5 isn't working. The orange knob will not turn anymore so pad is as close as it will goto the rotor so does that mean the pads are worn or can an adjustment to the cable help?

    It'll help slow me down but basically will not bring me to a stop.

    If it's the pads, I may just order a BB7 since I plan to build up parts for a new frame next year.

    Will the BB5 rotor work w/BB7 or is the rotor for the BB7 different? Just wondering...

    Thanks!

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    the BB5 rotor will work fine with the BB7, you could even use magura, hope, hayes, shimano or formula rotors if you wanted to... most rotors will work fine.
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    Go for it. You'll see a marked improvement with the BB7s too. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you can get a front/rear BB7 combo pretty cheap (might as well, if you're building up parts for the new frame) from Jenson or Cambria. Keep a look out.
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    BB7 & BB5 Installation and Setup Guide: http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/2006_BB5and7_English.pdf

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    as long as pad extends into the gap where the rotor would sit you can just recenter your caliper and get some more life out of your pads.
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    Loosen the CPS bolts slightly, now press hard down the lever and tighten in 1/4 increments until tight and secure. Torque if you want. Now adjust outboard pad with barrel adjustor's and back out inboard pad.

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