Re: Backcountry Repairs To Hydraulic Brakes

Postby JETNZ on Wed 11/Mar/15 6:51pm

It seems my bike has been programmed to land on ME when I crash, so its componentry remains undamaged. :hmmm:
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Re: Backcountry Repairs To Hydraulic Brakes

Postby philstar on Sat 23/Jan/16 12:23am

thread dredge

found this tread whilst searching for something else and thought I would share my experience

the other day I hit a tree with my brake leaver, more accurately where the hose goes into the leaver, and it leaked :( had to finish the ride home with back brake only mostly.

when i got home this was fixed by loosening and re attaching the hose and then bleeding the brakes. for multi day trip I would consider taking a bleed kit (how much do they weigh) and enough fluid to fill the the brakes just in case you need to re-attach hoses or something. particularly if everyone going has the same fluid, does not matter if you have to use 2nd hand fluid do get home.
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Re: Backcountry Repairs To Hydraulic Brakes

Postby znomit on Sat 23/Jan/16 9:53am

philstar wrote: ... and enough fluid to fill the the brakes just in case you need to re-attach hoses or something. particularly if everyone going has the same fluid, does not matter if you have to use 2nd hand fluid do get home.


Well there's this
http://www.bikerumor.com/2015/08/29/eb1 ... for-water/
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Re: Backcountry Repairs To Hydraulic Brakes

Postby Wobbler on Sat 23/Jan/16 9:58am

philstar wrote:had to finish the ride home with back brake only mostly.


YFY
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