Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In the wilds of NY
Bikes: Box Dog Pelican, Raleigh Sojourn, Specialized Secteur, 1991 Cannondale tandem
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Originally Posted by BCRider
I had to go back and look at your other posts to make sure you were the same guy I was thinking you were.
From the very beginning you have been the conductor of your own misery. You bought Halford's house brand brakes without even trying to find out the original maker of them and without any research for reviews of them, messed them up, didn't want to play by the shop's rules about how to have them fix the brakes for you. Also you apparently failed to heed any of our advice on the best way to go about bleeding them on your own. And now you buy a bleed kit intended for a totally different brand of brakes and wonder why you can't get it to work without even taking one minute to see if the ends can be switched or otherwise modified to work with your brakes. Just from your threads here on Bike forums it sounds like buy and toss things aside with petulance of a 4 year that isn't getting their way. I'm sorry to say this but the best thing you can do is to sit down and re-consider not just how you approach your cycling purchases but your life planning in general. I'm sorry if that sounds harsh. This isn't intended to insult you but to try to wake you up and take charge of your own decisions and life. The sooner you get smart about these things the sooner we'll see happy threads from you instead of the current and past head shakers that you post.
Try doing some research and stop using knee jerk reactions in your buying. Also think about what you want to get and if you have the tools, skills and place to maintain what you want first before you jump in. You've already seen what a mess it has gotten you into when you bought your brakes and now with this latest bleed kit purchase. You need to investigate this stuff a bit more BEFORE buying stuff. For example, did you think to buy a bleed kit for these Halford's house brand brakes from Halford's? Or at least to ask them to put together the bits you would need to bleed their house brand brakes into a box and then mail it to you? If you had thought that far ahead then you would not be posting this thread. Instead you could be showing us a picture of the brakes and kit and asking for links or tips on how to bleed your stuff and be out riding that much sooner.
Now having said all this most bleed kits are not that much different from each other. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself over your own screw up and tossing the whole thing aside AGAIN for a new bike that is still a piece of low cost junk why not post some decent close up pictures of the brake calipers showing the bleed points and the bits that are in the kit. Likely we can give you some advice on how to make it work out after all. But first you also need to do some research to help us help you. You need to find out for us before anything else for sure what fluid your Halford brakes are spec'ed to work with.
OP: People cannot help you unless you make an effort to help yourself. All I see from you are complaints about your problems, but NOTHING that would actually assist you in getting your bike functional.
As the saying goes, "We can't see it from here."
You may not know all of the exact terminology. That's fine. If you're afraid that someone may flame you for using the wrong terms, well, it just means they're jerks. Learn to ignore them. Describe it as best you can, and someone will figure it out.
But in the name off all that's good, give people here something they can work with, not just incessant complaints with no details.