In case you don't have 'original' bicycle specific brake fluid on hand (e.g. "Magura Royal Blood"), what might be a good alternative to use (in a pinch) in hydraulic (disc) brakes? (for brakes that take mineral oil).
How long would such an alternative last? Which problems might occur and how soon?
I've read a few suggestions for alternatives:
- Fork cartridge oil (the lighter (more viscous) variant)
- Total / Castrol LHM Plus Fluid ( I believe it's power steering fluid)
What are some alternative (/better) suggestions for alternatives?
Would the Total/Castrol LHM Fluid or fork cartridge oil be a good alternative?
Does anyone have experience with using either a fore mentioned options for brake fluid?
Would the heat generated by braking be an issue for either of these/other alternatives?
What are the requirements for a good braking oil/fluid?, my thoughts:
High boiling point
Do you agree with these requirements? Did I miss any or are some of them simply incorrect?
Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you!