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    Bleed port screw, potential for catastrophic failure?

    I just wondered: If the bleed port screw gets just lose, the brake system would not be able to hold pressure and would quickly lead to a complete dead brake. If this happens with the front brake while approaching a sharp corner at high speed, this could end nasty.

    Is that true, or is there anything that would stop this from happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.BL
    Is that true, or is there anything that would stop this from happening?
    Yes, it is true. But, rather than anything that would stop it from happening, there is almost nothing to cause it too happen.

    The probability of a bleed port screw coming loose on its own is approaching zero.
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    not an issue unless you have hayes 9

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    Any number of bolts could come loose on your bike and cause you to crash. But they don't.
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    Cars have bleed screws on their calipers and they dont crash from that sort of a failure.

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    The chance of a bleed port screw coming loose when out riding is about as likely as your oil fill cap on your car coming loose while driving.

    Not going to happen unless your farking around with it.

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    I think someone's more likely to stick a frame pump in your front wheel.
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