I received the Demo 8 I ordered today, and the first thing I noticed after kind of reassembling it is that the bike shop it shipped from must have bled the brakes dry before shipping it, because the lever mashed all the way down to the handlebars.
Mmmmmm, so I immediately get on the parktools website, and realize it looks like I need a bleed kit. Of course I've never done this procedure, because normally I just pay the guy who owns the shop 2 minutes from my house to wrench on my rides. I get to play with my son, he gets to pay his rent, and ply his trade. It's a win-win.
So I ordered one (a bleed kit) off amazon, but I am curious to see if they are able to ship it with the fluid inside. At any rate if they are able to it is going to take another 10 days to get the bike moving unless anyone knows of a way to pull it off with just 2 syringes? I mean can it really be that difficult? Or am I wasting my time?
None of this would probably be an issue if I weren't in Kabul, where the nearest LBS is probably a 3 hour plane flight to Dubai, and then maybe. So I need to improvise a bit if I hope to ride my bike on some ancient Persian goat trails.
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