- How to keep a tube on the bleed nipple when bleeding brakes?
Tearing my hair out trying to bleed my SLX brakes.Posted 4 years ago
I can’t for the life of me get the syringe tube to stay on the caliper bleed nipple. Every time I apply any sort of pressure it falls off and sprays brake fluid everywhere.
Any tips for keeping it on? I’ve seen a black plastic clamp in some of the videos but didn’t get this with my bleed kit.sillyoldmanSubscriber
The black piece at the front of the box – this is the kit I’ve got.Posted 4 years agoepicbleedsolutionsMember
Another point to make , although I’m sure you’ve thought of this already, is to make sure to remove the rubber bleed nipple cover completely from the calliper this will give you a couple of extra millimeters to push the tubing on further.
Also, holding the syringe vertical and not letting the weight of the syringe pull the tubing off the nipple helps. It is definitely wiser with two people but not impossible on your own.
The Shimano tube holder is a great tool and is something that I am looking to replicate to include as part of our bleed kits in the future.Posted 4 years ago
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