Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Charlotte, NC Commuter
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Wahoo with Mammoth wheels
    Posts
    190
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Brake issues - Avid Juicy 35

    When I squeeze the brakes, they are slow to release. Will bleeding them and replacing the fluid correct this? They have about 2,000 miles on them (commute Mtn bike) and they've never been bled.

    Also, I let the bike sit outside prior to my commute during a 105 degree day in July for a few minutes and the brake locked up. Had to take another bike.

    Many thanks in advance!

    Jeff

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    New Rochelle, NY
    My Bikes
    too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
    Posts
    18,138
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Bleeding removes trapped air, which makes brakes spongy, and can expand when hot locking them. I'm not sure that it'll help solve your slow return problem, which sounds more like a sticky seal or similar. But you can't lose by trying.
    FB
    Chain-L site

    An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

    “Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

    “One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

    WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    boston, ma
    Posts
    2,707
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    seal might be swollen

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •