- Virgin bleeder
I’m gonna bleed/fill some brakes with oil for the first time (shimano saint) In the shimano instructions there are two different methods I’m going to try the first one, any special tips?
I was thinking of removing the brake from the bike so the caliper was hanging below the lever, would this help? Also that little “H” shaped thing in the reservoir body, does it need removing?
Posted 9 years agoB.A.NanaMember
I’ve always found bleeding brakes to be a pain, including Shimano brakes. I currently have 2 sets of XT and recently had to bleed them both. From the top down or bottom up, sometimes it works first time, sometimes it takes a few attempts. Although not strictly necessary, taking the caliper off and bleeding a straight hose (not kinked at the top obviously) is what I did on a second attempt on two brakes, but they still seemed a bit of a lottery whether it worked easily 1st time or not. Good Luck.Posted 9 years ago
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