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Hydraulic brakes

Hi,
Just bought a used GT Avalanche from 2006.

Brakes not too good.
Hayes Sole.
Front brake works ok, but back brake has no fluid in it and no pressure at all.
Is it easy to do this work yourself (without £1000's worth of tools) ?
Or is a it a bike shop job ??

Cheers

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  • https://epicbleedsolutions.com/

    Go here ^

    Buy the correct kit, follow the instructions.

    If you've any bike maintenance skill, you should be able to do it yourself!
  • Cheers
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,732
    Angus only thing I'd add is why is there no fluid. Does it look like its been leaking, if so it might not be as easy depending on where its leaking from.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Cheers
  • Yes, I think from looking at the brake housing, they are badly corroded and may be leaking. So someone else suggested not work repairing as you can buy replacements for reasonable money. Do you know if you buy the whole kit for both front and rear the come already assembled with brake cables in place etc. That way i could just remove old ones and slip the new ones right in.
  • I think I will replace with a really budget brake set. By the time you buy the bleed kits and then hope that brake is good enough to fix youve wasted a fair bit of time and money. So, Ive been looking at the Clarks Clout 1. Some good reviews.
    However, I noticed that they screw to the frame from the top rather than from the side. Do I need some sort of adapter to make this connect with my bike's side mounting holes?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 26,931 Lives Here
    Yes, you want IS to post mount adaptors. Check the diameter of your discs first. This type of thing
    https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/products/tektro-trp-is-to-post-mount-adapter#
  • ah yes, I know the things.
    Thanks
  • ah yes, I know the things.
    Thanks
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