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Pesky Jones
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rear brake swap

Postby Pesky Jones » Wed Nov 07, 2012 20:13 pm

My avid juicy 3 rear brake is broke and i don't know why - the piston just doesn't move at all and its started leaking somewhere :? I've taken it to the LBS and he doesn't know why its broke either. I had a ride this weekend and preferably would like to still go. I've got a spare set of Tektro HDC 300 hyrdrualic brakes and wondered if i could simply swap them over temporarily? The bike is a orange patriot 7+. I think the issue would be hose lengths, but will the difference in lengths hugely matter? cheers

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Re: rear brake swap

Postby nicklouse » Wed Nov 07, 2012 20:18 pm

well if it is not long enough then you have issues. you may need to bleed if the routing in through the swing arm.

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Re: rear brake swap

Postby Pesky Jones » Wed Nov 07, 2012 20:21 pm

cheers.

what do you mean by?

nicklouse wrote:you may need to bleed if the routing in through the swing arm


yeah ive got to route through the swingarm which is gunna be a B****, anyone got any suggestions?

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Re: rear brake swap

Postby cooldad » Wed Nov 07, 2012 20:26 pm

Tie a bit of string or something around the old hose before you pull it out, then use that to route the new hose. Then bleed.
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Re: rear brake swap

Postby nicklouse » Wed Nov 07, 2012 20:38 pm

MTB_TR wrote:cheers.

what do you mean by?

nicklouse wrote:you may need to bleed if the routing in through the swing arm


yeah ive got to route through the swingarm which is gunna be a B****, anyone got any suggestions?
remove old caliper.

insert an old gear wire up the hose. remove hose. thread new hose over the wire. fit caliper and bleed.
dont to this and have some serious fun later on.
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Re: rear brake swap

Postby Pesky Jones » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:25 am

nicklouse wrote:
MTB_TR wrote:cheers.

what do you mean by?

nicklouse wrote:you may need to bleed if the routing in through the swing arm


yeah ive got to route through the swingarm which is gunna be a B****, anyone got any suggestions?
remove old caliper.

insert an old gear wire up the hose. remove hose. thread new hose over the wire. fit caliper and bleed.
dont to this and have some serious fun later on.


cheers that really helped gods know what i would have done if i had already pulled the old hose out!


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