Like many here, I really enjoy working on my own bikes, not just for the money it saves me, but also for the satisfaction of knowing that I can do it myself, and I know that it is (usually) done right! I have got to the point where I am comfortable taking on pretty much any job short of major welding or hacking or full wheel building, but this was not the case until yesterday. Brakes have always been a bugbear of mine, and bleeding especially has been something I have tried to steer clear of. I think this was partly due to having a couple of bad experiences bleeding my motorcycle brakes in the past, and also trying to sort out an old set of Juicys unsuccessfully last year.
So a couple of days ago I wanted to replace a worn out rear CR Mag with a sparkly new XO I got for a great price on ebay, but when I hooked it up, the hose was about 6" too long. Yikes! This would mean cutting, re-barbing and recharging/bleeding the system, and that made me nervous... I hate having a bike out of service for too long tho, and I slept on it, wondering why this bugged me so much. Could it really be that difficult?
Yesterday I had some uninterrupted time, and I resolved to finally take the bull by the horns. I have the tools to do this, and figured I could only fu*k it up so much!
90 mins later, voila! New brake fitted and working great! Thanks to Youtube and SRAM instruction book, it all went swimmingly! What a satisfying feeling...
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