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Old 10-01-04, 11:24 PM   #1
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Weaping brake lines on Avid Juicy 7's

Sorry this is a double post from "bicycle mechanics" but just wanted it to get to more people......

Wow, this is a really weird one here......
So I just went to re-blead a set of Juicy 7 hydros and everything was fine until I gave the lever a good solid squeze and the line expoded right up by the lever, in the center of the line, not near the olive. No problem I thought, must have punctured it on something. so I fully replaced the line with BRAND NEW line, rebled the system and bingo, everything was fine. Well so I thought. I gave the lever a bunch of squeezes and started to notice that at about every 1-2 cm's or so I could notice that the fluid was starting to seep out of these tiny little holes (barely noticeable). After a bunch more squeezes, you could see little puddles forming right in the center of the line! All of the fittings are dry as a bone. The little dropplets form in the middle of the lines. It's the wildest thing. I think this is what eventually led to the smooshy rear brake in the first place and then caused it to explode.
Has anyone ever seen this?
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Matter as well start saving up for new discs. That's how mine started to croak.
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Serious? What in the world is up with that??? I've never seen anything like it ever. I couldn't count on two hands how many sets of hydros I've installed and rebled! This is a first! Did your shop or Avid have an answer for this? It was a brand new line for cryin out loud!
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It gets worse after this. Contact Avid they might have a fix for that.
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Thanks konarider24, I will. So just to get by, can I use another type of hose? Is there much difference between different mfgr's lines? Can they be ineterchanged?
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Check and see what you can get for aftermarket lines.
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I've not tried them, but I've heard good things about GoodRidge (sp?) aftermarket hoses. Steel braided with a clear plastic coating. Able to bend in tight radii and crush proof.

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Goodridge lines are great....but very pricey, and hard to find for the Avids. Good luck though man...
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