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    brake question

    ok, so ive done my searches and read a few threads but none seem to clear my problem up.

    if my bike sits for more than a day (leaning against the wall, wheels on the ground, pretty much completely upright) the rear brake seems to be almost non-exsistent. They are hydro brakes. Sorry, i just got the bike and without sitting there looking at it i couldnt tell you what type (brand) of brakes they are. If i pump the brake lever a few times i can -sorta- feel the rear brake come back but then 5 minutes later its like its dead again...

    any idea's on what i can do?
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    Your brakes need to be bled. Also check all the systems fittings to make sure they are tight.

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    ok, now i am coming off a bike with regular old V-Brakes, how would i bleed the system?
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    Brakes

    [QUOTE=Exodus11]ok, now i am coming off a bike with regular old V-Brakes, how would i bleed the system?[/QUOT

    Take it to your shop of choice......

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    [QUOTE=circusubet]
    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus11
    ok, now i am coming off a bike with regular old V-Brakes, how would i bleed the system?[/QUOT

    Take it to your shop of choice......
    Or, if you're mechanically inclined.... find out what brand of brakes you have, buy the correct bleed kit, look up how to do it on the companies website, and do it yourself.
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    Search YouTube for a video demonstrating how to bleed the type of brakes you have. Here's an example of how to bleed Juicy 7's.

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