How Marshy Bleeds Brakes on the Syndicate Bikes.....

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by mtnbikej, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    SC Chameleon SS
  2. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    I feel like an amateur now using the syringe. Although my first bleed was a success and even the dude at the Path checked my work with a seal of approval. :thumbsup: Wrenching is getting to be more and more fun for me. TFPU
     
  3. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

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    Evan S
    That's a lot more than I do to bleed shimano brakes. I just attach the cup with some fluid in it, squeeze the lever til no more bubbles come out, and close it up. Works well and a lot faster and cleaner than all that ^^^
     
  4. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Castaic
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    Tom
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    Pick one, got a few
    Well that was different. Looks like maybe I’ve been working too hard to do this job.
     
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  5. Marty657

    Marty657 Member

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    Upland
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    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    Looks interesting and less messy than I usually end up with. I will try next time I do brake work. Have you ever tried this method?
     
  6. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Other than the "dirt in the nipple" scenario, I see no reason to change what I have been doing with the syringe and cup.
    I don't really see the need to soak the whole caliper unless the pistons are actually stuck.
    Cool trick for out in the field...
     
  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

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    Crescenta Valley
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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    LOL, that guy was hard to watch.
     
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  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    I think the one tip I’ll use from this is angling the bike rather than the brakes themselves so I don’t have to loosen then re-torque them.
     
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  9. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

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    Sylmar
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    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    ME: As I roll my bike into my LBS, "Hey bud can you bleed these damn brakes for me?"

    LBS: "Sure, no problem"

    ME: "OK great, see ya tomorrow, I'll ride my other bike in the mean time"

    :p:rolleyes:
     
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  10. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

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    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Can't be critical of a pro mechanic, for sure. It seems like it could take a bit of time for the gravity to do it's thing though (?). Last time I bled my brakes a month ago, I had the syringe hooked to the caliper bleed nipple and first thing I did after cracking the nipple open is pull a little fluid back out of the caliper with the syringe... a number of bubbles came out the caliper nipple. Not sure if/how long the gravity pushing fluid from the lever/top would take to get those boobles out through the caliper. I usually clean and lube the pistons before pushing them back anyway. I think whatever works for you, might give this version a try next time to see....
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Orange
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    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Looks like he was bleeding out the old black fluid for fresh fluid.
     
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  12. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

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    East Sacramento
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    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I happened to revisit this technique while bleeding both my bikes brakes recently. These are XT M785 and XT M8000 brakes. I used paper shop towels to mitigate the mineral oil drips and kept things relatively oil-free. Definitely helps to have the caliper lower and actually hanging by the hose. Close the bleed port and pump the lever to get the last bubbles from the master cylinder.
    The bleeds worked out great.