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 Post subject: Re: BB7's
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:38 pm 
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grahame wrote:

For me, the most important thing is they are easily "field servicable" - ie if you get hooked up on a branch, or crash and pull the actuating mechanism (cable in BB7s case) apart, you can fix it. If you pull a hydraulic hose out, and lose fluid, you have little hope of making a good repair. I guide each summer in the Rockies, and this repairability has led all the ride guides I work with to swap to BB7s.

Summary - I think they are great.


hadnt even considered that :shock:
makes a very good case for them too!!


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Harryburgundy wrote:
Thanks everyone...kinda always thought that mechanical disc was always the poor cousin to hydraulic...clearly I am wrong.
Thanks again
Carl


They are the poor relation in exactly the same way that Burgundy is clearly the poor relation of Bordeaux :wink: It depends so much on the manufacturer (viniculture) and the way they are set up (vintner) as well as the basic concept (terroir).

I hope this has helped clear it up for you Carl.


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grahame wrote:
Harryburgundy wrote:
Thanks everyone...kinda always thought that mechanical disc was always the poor cousin to hydraulic...clearly I am wrong.
Thanks again
Carl


They are the poor relation in exactly the same way that Burgundy is clearly the poor relation of Bordeaux :wink: It depends so much on the manufacturer (viniculture) and the way they are set up (vintner) as well as the basic concept (terroir).

I hope this has helped clear it up for you Carl.


:lol: :lol: Nice...but don't get me started with Bordeaux vs Burgundy :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:04 pm 
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I've got Hayes MX2's and find them very good, if a set of BB7's came up though I wouldn't mind changing them. BUT I'm happy with the feel and power of my MX2's, for now. Might put my 203mm discs back on, cos I like the look of them, and I'm fat :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:21 pm 
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i sold a bb5 mech disc brake to south bound and he loves it


lol, I thought it was a BB7!

Seriously though, it was a piece of the preverbial to set up (great YouTube vid to explain how easy it is. Pads are easy to change. Cheap as chips (thanks rob!). No fluid; hence easy. Work fine.

Did I say they are easy?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:25 pm 
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if its a bb7 you owe me a fiver :wink: lololol

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if its a bb7 you owe me a fiver lololol


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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36264&highlight=


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:47 pm 
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my wife is right then .......
i am cheap :lol: :lol:
your happyness makes rich fella :wink:
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I love you mate!


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