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Elixir R brake lever a bit poorly

JBAJBA Posts: 2,850
edited March 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
I took a tumble today and when I recovered my bike the front brake lever was at 90deg to the bars. Not good.
It looks like the piston shaft has sheared and hydraulic fluid is now leaking from the brake.

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Can this be stripped down and rebuilt or do I need to buy a new brake?
“Life has been unfaithful
And it all promised so so much”

Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Toughtroad SLR 1 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009

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  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Everything can be stripped down but I am not sre if parts are available.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • maringirlmaringirl Posts: 195
    Rebuild lever and then bleed - kit can be bought easily - try Bikegoo as they have a wide stock of Avid parts. Check that master cylinder piston & spring has not popped out and disappeared in the crash. If is has then you'll need a mc kit as well!
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,850
    Thanks.
    I have done a bit of Googling and found the rebuild kit - £23 from Amazon.
    Ordered and on its way. :)
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Toughtroad SLR 1 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
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