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    Disc brakes or U-brakes (can't decide)

    Okay this is my first post here so go easy on me...

    I've been running my '05 Juicy 5's since late 2005. I have bled the front 2x in that period of time. I've bled the rear brake at least 5 times. My rear brake seems to get stinkin' air in the line waaaay too much. It's like I bleed it and it's 100% perfect for about 1-2mos and then it feels squishy and there's very little lever travel before contact. I bleed it and it's fine again.

    It's not like I'm doing crazy DH...it's Kansas. The pad contact seems to get closer when my bike sits in the sun. (warming stuff up?)

    They don't leak any fluid...dry as a bone. I'm very happy with that.

    Is it time for new brakes? Did the 2005'ish genre of Juicy 5's have a seal problem?

    If I get new brakes, I'm probably going to wait till spring and be an idiot and throw down for some Code 5's. I know that I don't need them on the XLT, but for $160...why not throw myself over the bars?

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    Hydro's should be bled about once every month or so.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Hydro's should be bled about once every month or so.
    you bleed your hydros once a month?!
    hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    The title is a joke, but his post seems serious and your post is out in left field.

    Confusion reigns. (or rains for the DH crowd).
    Tonight is a left field kind of night for me. I'm also TDL to do every month or so. I bleed my own once every 6 months or right after snagging the hose against something.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
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    I bleed my brakes once every two years whether they need it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Hydro's should be bled about once every month or so.
    Holy cow, what brakes are you running?

    I was going a season strong on my Hope M4s before I sold them, and still didn't need a bleed.

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    Wow, you guys need coffee.

    Especially you MattP "I've been running my '05 Juicy 5's since late 2005." (from my OP)

    I don't bleed them once a month. Like I said, since late 2005 I have bled the front 2x. I have bled the rear 5x.

    I "put up with" the squishy rear and closer pad contact until I decide to re-bleed.

    They weren't always this way and the front is still rockin'. I was just wondering if maybe the rear had a bad seal or some reason air would enter the system. I thought maybe I got lucky with the front in '05 or maybe I got the shaft with the back brake.

    So...maybe I'll just get some Code5's next spring.

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