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Hanging with hydraulics

BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
edited May 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
I'm going to be investing in a new bike shortly, probably a GT Avalanche 1.0 provided I like it when I sit on it. Whatever I get it'll have hydraulic disc brakes.
At the moment I hang my bike vertically in the shed using a hook on the wheel. Can I do this with a bike equipped with hydros, or are there any precautions I need to take?
"Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." ~James E. Starrs

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    no probs if there is no air in the system.

    Just do not pull on the levers when hung as this can put air into the lines if there is air in the master cylinder.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    If that happens it'll be time for bleeding then?
    "Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." ~James E. Starrs
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    well not really you should be able to screw in a syringe to the master cylinder and suck the air out like doing a de gas on the system.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    OK thanks!
    "Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." ~James E. Starrs
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    of course it depends on the brakes :wink:
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    It's never easy is it? Lol, they'll most likely be Tektro Auriga Comps.
    "Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." ~James E. Starrs
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    dont actually know them but i dont see it as a problem.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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