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i buy a kit and learn how
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take it to my lbs and have them do it
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Voting closed: December 17, 2016, 06:58:13 PM

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iman316

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bleed my own brakes?
« on: December 02, 2016, 06:58:13 PM »
any imput?



Carbon_Dude

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Re: bleed my own brakes?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 08:02:17 PM »
I have the bleed kits for both Shimano and SRAM (Avid) brakes.  In my opinion, the SRAM brakes are easier to bleed but I like that Shimano uses fluid that doesn't remove paint.
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Re: bleed my own brakes?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 03:51:55 PM »
Building a chiner and not bleeding your self ? That sound ridiculous to me  :) One of the reasons for me to build a chiner was to learn everything about a bike.

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Re: bleed my own brakes?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 04:35:50 PM »
I learned to bleed Hopes' brakes. No special tool needed.
And Shimano's. You need the special kit for these.

Both are easy to do... once you did it a couple of times :)