Siezed BB7 pad adjuster

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  • trail_rat

    take it off bike … it will move better once you get a good grip… take it right out and lube it up with copperslip or similar

    reassemble and itll be ace !


    Are you trying to adjust it by hand? Can’t budge my inboard adjusters without tools.


    if you strip it and slip it itll move with your fingers no bother !


    remove caliper.
    remove pads.
    squirt in some wd40 to wash out all the shit.
    and work the adjuster to free up.
    wipe down.
    and refit.

    Premier Icon Farticus

    What trail_rat says is the truth. Lift the red knob off with a screwdriver, screw the adjuster out, clean & copperslip then reassemble. Do this to mine when new & while inboard remains stiff they’ll move.

    I’ve 5 sets on the go, and any hydros I’ve tried end up getting sold as they’re just not as good IMHO.

    Go on then – the inboard pad adjuster on the BB7 on the back of my inbred is stuck. Whilst this is on a slotted drop out and therefore the alignment will never be 100% (except by fluke) it’s irritating as it’s the bit I need to adjust to improve the rear brakes bite.

    I’m on the verge of disconnecting it, removing it from the frame, removing the pads etc and attacking it with GT85. Any better suggestions?

    Thanks all – will try and find time this weekend to give it a whirl.

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