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    mix and match systems

    Ok i tried a search and could not find anything. Also I am not selling this and do not know the seller at all, but his ad intrigued me.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-XTR-M965...QQcmdZViewItem


    So he has XTR DC levers with Juicy calipers.

    My question is this, can you mix calipers with different levers?

    Can you mix a mineral oil system with a DOT 4, 5, etc caliper?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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    no go....

    in some brands (shimano for example) one can mix levers and calipers, but mixing brands is already quite difficult.... and mixing systems with different fluids is a definite "no go"

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    As Crisillo said, mixing brands is hard enough, but mixing different types of fluids on mismatched brake system is certain death!
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    Why in the world would someone put these together to sell?

    I don't get what this guy is trying to pull.

    It has to be some sort of joke on the buyer.

    Anyway cam across it and just couldn't figure it out.

    Cheers.
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    Hope levers have been successfully used with other types of brake calipers.

    It has been noted in automotive that mineral oil has been successfully used on the same types of seals as DOT, although some would not chance it. The other way around is a no-go.

    In other words, I don't doubt that this system has either been converted at the levers for DOT fluid, or running mineral all the way down and reliably, at that.

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    And with the same ad, we learned that the Juicys have floating calipers!

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    I asked him and he said he is using DOT 5.1 and nothign special was done to anything, it is just what the caliper called for.

    Again I am just curious will DOT 5.1 fluid hurt the shimano stuff?

    I simply do not know how it would, but then again that is why I am asking you all.

    Thanks
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