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Re: picking bits for a new bike
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2019, 09:41:40 pm »


I still think a fix in the back of beyond would be harder than with a cable.

Yes harder, but not super hard. About 15 mins to fit a new pre cut hose with fittings already on, and then add the small amount of mineral oil required.

Re: picking bits for a new bike
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2019, 09:47:43 pm »
I try to not wade into the whole hydro 'debate' but a few years ago I was out MTBing with the dad on a hot day, and the rear brake seized up seemingly because of the heat. We tried to leak some fluid out but the rub persisted. Ended up taking the rotor off and stuffing an old train ticket between the blocks before carefully riding home on the roads if I remember rightly...

It wouldn't have been the ambient temperature as an increase of 20C would only lead to an expansion of the oil volume of about 0.7%. Something else must gave been going on.
Probably air in the system.

I've had exactly this problem with little miss hatler's MTB when left in the sun for half an hour.
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Re: picking bits for a new bike
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2019, 10:14:27 pm »
Yeah that was it. My dad takes shocking care of his bikes sadly. A big problem of owning >6 (!) of them is they are all in highly variable states of care.
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