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revised How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
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comment How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
@brendan: Thanks for the thoughtful reply and for not adding to the hostility this question is attracting. You may be right. If you don't mind, I'd like to try editing your comment later into the answer in a way I'm comfortable upvoting.
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comment How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
Thank you for taking the time to answer. However, I must downvote: (1) Risks of error are vague. What, specifically, is the the problem here? You can assume that readers know not to lever off the disc directly, are aware of contamination issues, etc. (2) Value judgement. This would literally take a job requiring a workstand and handling greasy chains to 5 minutes in and out with the pads. You may not value that, but that doesn't mean others don't. Please accept the premise of the question. What I'm hearing with this answer is "I don't know how to do it and don't think it's worthwhile".
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comment How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
@Batman: Because it's a pain, particularly for the rear wheel. Also, many repair jobs done by inexperienced people (i.e., me) require iteration or several tries before it's done right. Why do unnecessary work? If you believe the answer is "it can't be done", please write an answer to that effect.
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comment How to climb a hill as a beginner
FWIW, I had a similar-sounding uphill commute where on the first ride I had to stop four times to rest, and by the end of the summer I didn't have to stop at all. Keep at it! :)
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comment Road Bike Tire Throwing Rocks
You don't say specifically what tires you have, but many people on road bikes run tires way skinnier and harder than is useful. On my road bike, I started at 28mm and ended up at 35mm by the time I stopped using it. Particularly if you're regularly using gravel/dirt roads, I'd suggest running the fattest tires that will fit.
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comment Why are brake lights not common?
@whatis, can you elaborate that into an evidence-based answer please?
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comment Are there devices to moderate speed on mountain descents without braking?
Some quick math: These hills are steep enough that 5 MPH is a very fast ascent. Let's say I'm pedaling at a very conservative 50 RPM (it's probably faster in reality). Then, if I'm coming down in the same gear at 30 MPH, I'll need to pedal 6 times faster, or 300 RPM. I would like to see the practice regiment that enables me (or anyone) to do that.
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