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Re: spongy brake
>I'VE BEEN FLYING MY VELOCITY (STD,FG) FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. I'M VERY
>PLEASED WITH IT EXCEPT FOR A CONTINUING PROBLEM WITH A SPONGY LEFT BRAKE.
>NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I FILL FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE SYSTEM TO TRY TO GET
>OUT ANY TRAPPED AIR I DO NOT SEE ANY BUBBLES AND STILL END UP WITH A SPONGY
>SYSTEM. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS?
First: filling fluid from BOTH sides is a good way to trap air! But you
know that, of course.
Do you have the Matco brakes? The three cylinders that actuate the caliper
are oriented in such a way in the Matco brake that air that gets trapped
during the first filling remaines trapped. Since your fixed gear is a
little hard to retract <g> you may have to take the brake assembly off and
put it in a more horizontal position for bleeding.
Just one possibility.
Another could be a faulty rigging: something bottoming out (the rudder
cable?) before the brake is fully engaged.
My two centimes.
PS: Do you REALLY want to shout at us? See, THAT'S what upper case
Simon Aegerter, Winterthur, Switzerland