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    monkey bb7 problems

    I just built up a monkey with gears and avid bb7 brakes, being new to the game, is there something wrong that I can not get the rear wheel out without loosening the brake? I am running the 160's and just to remove the wheel is a chore. Help, Flatted Out

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    You'll have to loosen the caliper up a bit. Not a huge deal really and you'll get used to it.

    Tip - put the chain in the smallest chainring up front and the smallest cog in back and it'll make rear wheel removal easier with those KM horizontal dropouts.

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    Probably obvious, but I screwed this up in my first on-road flat - if you only loosen the bolts that attach the avid adapter to the frame (IS disk mount bolts) you can just tighten the bolts back up when you're done, and the caliper will still be adjusted perfectly.

    A second option - some 'wavy' disk rotors have big enough concave features on the outside of the rotor that they can be positioned such that you can get them past the caliper without moving it. I'm guessing that the hope gothic (google it- pretty cool looking) would make it by the caliper without any problem.

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