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    Disc Brakes Installed Wrong

    So I just bought a new/used bike and found the brake lines & handles are backwards, meaning the front brake is on the right. This isn't going to work for me.

    Can I just swap the lines and be done with it, or will I have to bleed the lines? Thanks.

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    what kind of brakes are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
    what kind of brakes are they?
    Hayes

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    you should be able to flop them over and use them on the other side then, without disconnecting any lines. just slide the levers off and put them on the opposite side! You could E-mail Hayes for confirmation but I'm sure their resivours are turnable.

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    Its not wrong. It's just another option.

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    MORE LIKE Disk Brakes Spelled Wrong!1!1

    Just kidding. These guys know what is up.

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    It's disc brakes.


    There's nothing wrong with running the moto style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    It's disc brakes.


    There's nothing wrong with running the moto style.
    Your right, there is nothing wrong with running moto style, except my other two bikes are setup standard. I can easily envision going over the handlebars, not really something I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starvingdavid View Post
    Your right, there is nothing wrong with running moto style, except my other two bikes are setup standard. I can easily envision going over the handlebars, not really something I'm looking for.
    You know I had a set of brakes like this that were'nt floppable (shimano), and I thought the same thing. But once on the trail, I realized it wasn't an issue since I didn't usually lock up the brakes anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
    You know I had a set of brakes like this that were'nt floppable (shimano), and I thought the same thing. But once on the trail, I realized it wasn't an issue since I didn't usually lock up the brakes anyway.

    True, I should probably quit my *****ing and go ride

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    I've thought about swapping my brakes to the Front/ Right, but I've been riding both motorcycles and bikes a long time and have never had a mixup. I like having the rear on the right for brake locked slides :-)
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