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    Should I get them?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

    I've just seen them on ebay and want your help. It says they might just need to be bleed and then they will work again.

    So, do you guys think they will?
    If so might have to buy them if I have the money in time.

    Thank you, David

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    I can't beleive you are asking this question......... Why on earth would you buy something the seller admits (does not work)? NO, I would not buy this junk............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capecodder View Post
    I can't beleive you are asking this question......... Why on earth would you buy something the seller admits (does not work)? NO, I would not buy this junk............
    When you press the handles the pads don't close.
    I'm no expert on brakes, but to me it sounds like they just need to be bleeded.
    So, if that is the case I have a bleeding kit so I can just do that.

    Could buy then new put that's 119.

    Thanks, David

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    You will be paying about half for something that may or may not work, that does not make sense to me.

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    How much are you willing to lose if they don't work? Offer the seller that much and not a penny more.

    My experience with hydraulic brakes isn't extensive but I've not found them to need frequent rebleeding. That leads me to think there might be something else going on here. I have a personal friend who LOVES fooling around with this kind of stuff. This might be a good deal for him. It wouldn't be for me.

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    Thanks all.
    I'll have a think about it and see.

    Thanks, David

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    hydro brakes dont really need much bleeding, they are a sealed system after all. after a few years its good to refresh the fluid though. im running some old hayes 9 and they dont have any issues except the bleed plug likes to fall out but that is an issue across the hayes 9 line. i would probably pass unless you have good parts availability for those brakes. i have never seen those brakes in the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by reptilezs View Post
    hydro brakes dont really need much bleeding, they are a sealed system after all. after a few years its good to refresh the fluid though. im running some old hayes 9 and they dont have any issues except the bleed plug likes to fall out but that is an issue across the hayes 9 line. i would probably pass unless you have good parts availability for those brakes. i have never seen those brakes in the US
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    Is they a chance they have bin opened up so that broke the seal so that mean air got in them to make them not work?
    I think they are these http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165608

    Thanks, David

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    Quote Originally Posted by david1991 View Post
    Thanks.
    Is they a chance they have bin opened up so that broke the seal so that mean air got in them to make them not work?
    I think they are these http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165608

    Thanks, David
    Who knows? Your just wasting your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capecodder View Post
    Who knows? Your just wasting your time.
    Wasting time isn't a problem because he doesn't have to pay himself labor. Wasting money is a different story.

    The very fact that he asked the question leads me to believe that money is tight. This is the kind of case (unknown seller, why were they removed from the bike, probably no recourse after the sale) where I wouldn't pay more than I was willing to lose.

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    I alway have thought that brakes need bleeding if air gets in the system. But air in the system means that braking will be spongy but the calipers should sitll close. I don't have any experience with hydraulic disc brakes.

    Since the system doesn't work, I don't think that its problems are limited to bleeding.
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    The price is too high for brakes that don't work. That's why nobody has bid. I might be willing to take a chance on them for a small fraction of that amount.

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    Put your money into BB7's.

    An added plus, you never have to bleed them.

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    Well usually a hydraulic brake piston that won't extend is frozen. In other words the pistons have rusted probably internally. So unless you want to rebuilt the pistons, I would pass on these.
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    I wonder how the seller calculated "70% chance they can be fixed and used."
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    Thanks for all the replys and and sorry for slow reply.
    I did not get them in the end but they bin added again lower price

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

    So, now should I bid or still to high?
    I'm thinking that if I fix them I can use them or sell them on for about 90 and make money out of them..

    Thanks
    David

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