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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:52 pm 
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Hi

Today I overcame a long standing fear of mine...changing hoses and bleeding disc brakes!! I had always though it a bit of a "dark art"...With my new bike suddenly needing some work to the front brake (lost all oil and useless) and a big ride planned today I headed for my LBS. After a chat with a really helpful yoof (suprisingly un patronising!) I was kitted out with a new hose, bleed kit and some oil. I got home sat in the garage fearing the worst, but set about it in a methodical way. An hour later all the work was done and the brakes were better than they had been in the first place! I got to go on my ride, have all the kit to do it again if need be and the LBS were charging £60 for a disc brake service!

Happy days indeed and thats it now there aint a job I wont tackle when it comes to bikes retro and modern!

A reason to be cheerful!

Doug


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:09 pm 
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what are disc brakes ?

the drums work just fine on my landrover


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:17 pm 
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daugs wrote:
what are disc brakes ?

the drums work just fine on my landrover


Perhaps I chose the wrong site to share this modern clap trap on! lol


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I guess it was in the 98- section :lol:

I suspect there are many on here who appreciate the satisfaction you get when something can be fixed without paying someone else to do it, especially so when the job is also done with more care and better as the necessary time is taken,

although to be honest I really don't have a scooby as to how bike disc brakes work


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:26 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
Hi

Today I overcame a long standing fear of mine...changing hoses and bleeding disc brakes!! I had always though it a bit of a "dark art"...With my new bike suddenly needing some work to the front brake (lost all oil and useless) and a big ride planned today I headed for my LBS. After a chat with a really helpful yoof (suprisingly un patronising!) I was kitted out with a new hose, bleed kit and some oil. I got home sat in the garage fearing the worst, but set about it in a methodical way. An hour later all the work was done and the brakes were better than they had been in the first place! I got to go on my ride, have all the kit to do it again if need be and the LBS were charging £60 for a disc brake service!

Happy days indeed and thats it now there aint a job I wont tackle when it comes to bikes retro and modern!

A reason to be cheerful!

Doug



Good news :)

You are not to far from me if you want to do mine :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:30 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
wookiee wrote:
Hi

Today I overcame a long standing fear of mine...changing hoses and bleeding disc brakes!! I had always though it a bit of a "dark art"...With my new bike suddenly needing some work to the front brake (lost all oil and useless) and a big ride planned today I headed for my LBS. After a chat with a really helpful yoof (suprisingly un patronising!) I was kitted out with a new hose, bleed kit and some oil. I got home sat in the garage fearing the worst, but set about it in a methodical way. An hour later all the work was done and the brakes were better than they had been in the first place! I got to go on my ride, have all the kit to do it again if need be and the LBS were charging £60 for a disc brake service!

Happy days indeed and thats it now there aint a job I wont tackle when it comes to bikes retro and modern!

A reason to be cheerful!

Doug



Good news :)

You are not to far from me if you want to do mine :wink:


Depends if they are Shimano then I am happy to help as thats the bleed kit I have!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:54 pm 
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well done, but Shimano are easy peasy, get yourself a pair of Formula R1 or better still a pair of Avid Elixir and then the fun really begins .....


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:56 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
well done, but Shimano are easy peasy, get yourself a pair of Formula R1 or better still a pair of Avid Elixir and then the fun really begins .....



...i'll stick with the easy peasy thanks!


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