Old 10-08-13, 05:44 AM
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Yes. I do it all the time. My kit is a big plastic syringe and a couple of short lengths of car windscreen washer hose. The purpose built kits (like a great many cycling tools) make the job faster - which is important in a commercial workshop.

A big difference between bike bleeds and cars is that with a bike you can usually contrive to make the hose run continually "up-hill" from the caliper to the lever.

Be careful if you're using dot4 fluid - protect your eyes, even if just a pair of sunglasses.
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