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    No good Cannondale brake bleeding help??

    Got a cannondale f900sx and the back brakes have gave me alot of trouble!! Anyone know the proper bleeding procedures for these brakes? I called cannondale tech and he acted like I was speaking gibberish LOL thanks for the help in advance!! Also how much money/parts would be involved in switching to a better brake??

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    What brakes came on that bike? Brand and model....
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    Throw those Experts out.

    Switching to something better will require converting wheels/hubs to 6 bolt or picking some (Hope) 4 bolt rotors as the Coda ones were odd sizes. I'm not sure if I would bother to play with adapters. Can't even remember how far off they were anymore.

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    Well, you don't provide very good info to begin with. First of all, if this is a 10 yr old bike, it would help to state what type of brake you have - I'm gonna assume it's those dreadful coda ones. Off of the google image, it looks like you have IS mounts all around which would mean you can pretty much mount any brake system on there w/ proper adaptors. As of how much money, if you're hubs are 6 bolt, then just need brakes. If your hubs are something weird like 5, 4, or 3 bolt, then things are gonna be expensive b/c of the lefty fork.

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    Coda is all I know. They are coming off for some avids I tjinkk LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry ownz
    Coda is all I know. They are coming off for some avids I tjinkk LOL
    If they're coming off why bleed them? Better check the wheel disc mounts like others have suggested, though...
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    The problem with Coda brakes is that Hayes made some, then Magura.

    Yeah, Cannondale won't know which ones you have and how to bleed them.

    BUT.....

    your rear brake could be a 145mm rotor, 4 bolt mounted, or even a 22mm frame mount. Thanks Cannondale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    What brakes came on that bike? Brand and model....
    Well my day started off thinking I could bleed them and be good, some reading about how bad the coda brakes were and a $75 price tag on this rare bleeder, I just ordered some avid juicy 5's new for $125. Now comes the fun part fitting all this stuff on there LOL

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    bled mine, put the pads&rotors in a vapor degreaser (the best way to do it) and they still scream at me every time I brake....i managed to warp the front rotor a littlebit and now the front one is quiet, but i think thats just coincidence

    Oh yeah forgot, I used AT fluid instead of magura blood

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