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Apr
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Apr
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comment Is it bad to keep hydraulic brakes engaged for many hours?
@ChrisH, the wheel would need a longer and wider strap.
Apr
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comment Is it bad to keep hydraulic brakes engaged for many hours?
@Criggie as well, that seems like it could be an answer.
Apr
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comment Is it bad to keep hydraulic brakes engaged for many hours?
@Daniel, I wonder if you might promote your comment into an answer?
Apr
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comment Is it bad to keep hydraulic brakes engaged for many hours?
@Batman, for example, it prevents the bike from tipping over if the handlebars turn, and it makes parking on an incline easier. Where I live, it's extremely hilly, so that comes up a lot. Also, I don't have enough hands to squeeze the lever and chain it up at the same time. As for strapping the wheels, that's another approach, but the brake levers are already there and handy.
Apr
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asked Is it bad to keep hydraulic brakes engaged for many hours?
Mar
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Mar
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comment optimum frame size for very small 5'2" female
Depending on budget, she could also consider a custom frame. That's probably at least $3,000, but the result can be very nice.
Feb
2
comment How can I properly replace the hose on this older Schwinn pump?
I believe that's a felt or leather washer stuck to the base in the 2nd photo, but I don't have the pump handy to verify.
Dec
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Sep
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revised How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
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Aug
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revised How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
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Aug
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Aug
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revised How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?
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Aug
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Aug
26
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.
Aug
25
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".
Aug
23
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.
Aug
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asked How can I reset hydraulic brake pistons without removing the wheel?