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    Flipping deore hydro lever upside down?

    Is there any problem with flipping a deore hydro lever upside down so the little removable plate is facing down? I have a single deore brake i am not using that has an odd combination - right (rear in the U.S.) brake lever, but front caliper. I want to give this to a friend for her front brake, but she runs her brakes standard, not moto like i do (which is why i have that setup left over). She rides the 'shore and is a good all-round rider who deserves better than the 6 year old vees on her bike right now, but i don't want to give her something that'll leak or lock-up mid descent.

    It seems like it should work, but i'd like to hear any experience out there.

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    -Damon

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMF
    Is there any problem with flipping a deore hydro lever upside down so the little removable plate is facing down?
    Not recomended. It'll work as long as you have absolutely no air in the system. The resevoir is designed such that if any air gets into the system (though the seals, poor bleeding, joints, age, etc...) then they migrate to the top of resevoir and become benign. If the resevoir is upside-down, then the air bubbles will migrate to the master cylinder and cause poor lever performance.

    Cheers, Tom

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