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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Has anyone bled this type of brake, (it would be awesome if someone in Dorset fancied the challenge for beer money) My LBS's cant fit the bike in for a couple of days and I am on Holiday this weekend.

Buyer came to pick up my 2007 Giant Terrago only for the rear brake to seize on. Pretty sure I got the bleed kit when I got the brake.

Was working fine then after a ride it seemed to rub, then seized on completely. But the brake is almost new and only done a couple of miles :x :?

Have I missed something silly :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:59 am 
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1. remove avids from bike

2. place in bin

3. fit shimano XT brakes

4. live happly ever after


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:50 pm 
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merckx wrote:
1. remove avids from bike

2. place in bin

3. fit shimano XT brakes

4. live happly ever after



Thanks and that's so true :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:05 pm 
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merckx wrote:
1. remove avids from bike

2. place in bin

3. fit shimano XT brakes

4. live happly ever after



I am getting rid of the bike anyway, just need them to work so I can sell the piece of junk :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:15 pm 
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I did my Juicy 3s a while back, it's a bit of a faff, but not too bad. Do you have a bleed kit?

I bought one of the copies on Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avid-Brake-Bl ... 2c714d865d and it worked just fine. You can also get kits with the brake fluid included.

There's an instruction video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzZkEIrCBJ0


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:28 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
I did my Juicy 3s a while back, it's a bit of a faff, but not too bad. Do you have a bleed kit?

I bought one of the copies on Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avid-Brake-Bl ... 2c714d865d and it worked just fine. You can also get kits with the brake fluid included.

There's an instruction video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzZkEIrCBJ0


I have a copy bleed kit, when I am back from my hols I am going to 'man up' and get them done :oops:


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