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  1. #1
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    Juicy 5 no worky

    Any idea as to why my brake lever has decided to become mushy and go to the bar when I put on my rear brakes? I have no leaks that I can see and they were working fine about a week ago. They are Avid Juicy 5's. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Rub it............
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    Air in system. Need to bleed the brakes.

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    Finally got the bleed kit and bled the brakes. Worked great and pretty easy to do, only thing is now I have the dreaded "turkey howl"! But I'll get that figured out ASAP.

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    Got the same brakes on my Fuel ex8 and noticed that the rear brake is also "mushy" and the displacement of the handle is at least twice as much as the front brake. No leaks (as far as I know) and yes I use the rear more than the front...

    I live in Canada (Ontario). Do you guys know where I can get a Avid bleed kit ? I tried pretty much every lbs around here and they all have to order the kit... It would be $45CAD

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    Most online retailers that carry Avid have the bleed kits. IIRC, I recently paid $35USD @Universal Cycles. If they don't ship to Canada, I'm sure you can find someone online who will.

    -Pete
    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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    I found mine online at Sage Cycles for $35 USD. Seems like that is the going rate, but the kit is worth it if you want your brakes bled correctly.

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