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Old 03-30-07, 09:09 AM
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Hydros stuff

Hey,

As you all know I just got my Anthem this year right? Well recently I notice that they are some liquids on my brake lever body. Firstly I though it was my sweat, but after a couple of rides, I realise it is not my sweat but the fluid seems to be flowing out from its reservoir and sometimes from the cable joining to the lever body. And now, when I pull the lever to a complete stop, I can see fluids coming out from the reservoir. What should I do? Send it to the mechanic since it is still in warranty or try to fix it my self?
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Old 03-30-07, 09:18 AM
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even if you can fix it your self i would have the machanic do it since its still under warranty
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even if you can fix it your self i would have the machanic do it since its still under warranty
Agreed, I am a big fan of the diy, but when its under warranty, someone else fixes it.
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
Hey,

As you all know I just got my Anthem this year right? Well recently I notice that they are some liquids on my brake lever body. Firstly I though it was my sweat, but after a couple of rides, I realise it is not my sweat but the fluid seems to be flowing out from its reservoir and sometimes from the cable joining to the lever body. And now, when I pull the lever to a complete stop, I can see fluids coming out from the reservoir. What should I do? Send it to the mechanic since it is still in warranty or try to fix it my self?
you had to have messed with your brakes for them to be bleeding profusely like this.

it is acceptible for a very small amount to come out of the reservoir area (often residual from servicing and soon stops), but what you describe sounds abnormal.
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Originally Posted by Pete ***erlin
It's time for a new bike.
i have to admit, i laughed at this.
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Old 03-30-07, 12:35 PM
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Did you crash and lay the front end down hard or get a limb caught in the brake line near the handlebars?
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I think you should get some Avid Juicy Ultimate Carbon!!!1!11!!one!!!1!
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nope, after a ride I can see some fluids on the lever body. And now, when I pull the lever, I can see the fluids coming out from the reservoir.
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Old 03-31-07, 07:04 AM
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Based on what I've gathered about your mechanical ability/bicycle knowledge based on your postings: put the wrenches down and take it directly to the shop/your mechanic/whomever is doing your warrantee stuff.

Or, time for a new bike.
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Old 03-31-07, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by scrublover
Based on what I've gathered about your mechanical ability/bicycle knowledge based on your postings: put the wrenches down and take it directly to the shop/your mechanic/whomever is doing your warrantee stuff.
that is assuming they do actually honor the warranty if they think he's been pissing around with it.
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did you mess with the brakes? did you remove the master cylinder cap? fiddle with the "lever plunger" mechanism?

which model brakes do you have?

update us...are they still leaking?
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nope, I did nothing, it just happen after I pull the brake lever. I am using Avid Juicy 3. and yes they are still leaking, going to go to the mechanic soon
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
nope, I did nothing, it just happen after I pull the brake lever. I am using Avid Juicy 3. and yes they are still leaking, going to go to the mechanic soon
please give us a detailed report of what the mechanic tells you and what they do to fix the problem. have you seen the new Hope brakes. they will suit your needs much better than those juicies
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sure, erm which hope brakes??
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look at the mini's
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Buy Marta SLs but only if you're racing...if you're a non-racer with Marta SL brakes, you're stupid!
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non-racers should definitely go with Julie
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what about the new shimano xtr shifter dual release shifters? i like how they have the push push as well as push pull. this is good for racers. Also look at Sram XO. But only if you are racing.
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^
or you can go the new bike route and transfer your Juicy 3 brakes over.
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Originally Posted by free_pizza
Also look at Sram XO. But only if you are racing.
+2

if you are not going to race, i would investigate X7...possibly X9
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I don't know why, but I'm reminded of that kid that had the Schwinn, that said his brakes were so good that when he yanked on them, they flipped him
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