My homemade Avid bleed kit

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  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    good stuff
    what are the blue connectors ?
    happy that they hold under pressure (positive and negative) ?

    BurnBob
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    The blue connectors are plastic aquarium tubing connectors from a pet shop, I just added some M5 threads using a nut.

    BurnBob
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    I have used them to bleed my brakes a few times and they work great, no problems with holding pressure. I have never used a proper Avid kit so can’t compare it but can’t imagine any difference, its just a couple of syringes with a bit of tubing after all. I wasn’t paying £35 for it!

    MicArms
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    Top bodge BurnBob! A damn site cheaper than the £25 I spunked on the proper kit, grrr!

    BurnBob
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    Here is my Avid bleed kit, total cost of a couple of quid. never posted pics before so hope these work.

    Premier Icon allyharp
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    Excellent, somebody had to come up with a good alternative!

    deadlyhifi
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    excellent homemade bike stand too. Might make one of those myself.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    That’s better than Poddy’s headset cable routing idea – get it sent into MBR and win a prize – before someone else does!

    BurnBob
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    Ah yes I forgot about my homemade workstand, it also works very well and stores away neatly in the shed.

    Good idea about MBR, Could do with a prize.

    Premier Icon fozzyuk
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    What size is the bolt used to thread the aquarium pipe ?

    Premier Icon Pook
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    fully blue peter-esque instructions please!!

    Burts
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    Good effort, I also wish I’d seen that before coughing up for the official kit over the weekend!

    So any tips for getting a good result? I followed the instructions to the letter on my Juicy 5 and only got a minor improvement, I’ll need to do it again. Lever pulls through most of its travel before biting, even with new pads. One thing I noticed was a very, very small hole in the lever reservoir cap, which leaks a little oil whenever I pressurize the system. Is this normal, or am I overdoing it?!

    DannyLeigh
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    What size is the bolt used to thread the aquarium pipe ?

    I would also like to know this as I have everything, but I am unsure what bolt to use.

    Thank you.

    Sorry to be a cheeky goit but could we have a list of all the parts please 🙂
    You my friend are a genius!

    Mikkel
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    he actualy said he used an M5 threads so my guess is a M5 bolt was used.

    Syringes arrived today; now for everything else. Ace help, thank you 🙂

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    excellent stuff. well done. ive already sent it off to mbr as my idea 😉

    what are the clips youre using to pinch the tubing? might use a couple of those for my oro’s 🙂

    I just added some M5 threads using a nut.

    ‘Just’! I’d just like to say that I found this stage a bit of a bastard. Well a big bit of a bastard. At 11p each I don’t mind redoing ’em.

    Premier Icon bakey
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    Was going to have ago this afternoon by referring to BB's excellent pics – now gone! 🙄

    BurnBob
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    Sorry, been away for a while, Pics should be back up, any questions?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    only a year later what size aquarium connectors? i have 6mm ones do i need 5mm ones

    cheers

    p3can
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    I believe they are 5mm not 6mm. Why go through the trouble though? There are some cheap kits out there on eBay, one of those guys has just launched a website for brake bleeding – epicbleedsolutions.com.

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