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Old 09-13-12, 02:59 PM   #1
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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!

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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.
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seal might be swollen
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