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The things your story leaves unclear: if the rear didn't have any bleed type symptoms when you first brought it, why did it get bled at any point? Bleeding doesn't usually happen preventitively in shops and also not as part of a pad replacement. Unless they did it preventitively as part of some kind of service package and then did a bad job of it, it's ...


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Easy mode is take the other cup out with this: Otherwise, what's probably happening is there is some kind of debris that's getting wedged in and stuck right as part of the spindle is trying to pass through the bearing. You'll probably have more luck if you can push the cranks back in, pry out the remaining piece of plastic shield and then get everything ...


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It's reasonable to expect a hydraulic brake to feel brand new after being serviced by a "professional". In my personal experience, an LBS should have the skills and experience to bleed a brake to feel factory new. Without knowing your actual brake set, however, it's hard to tell if this is a poor bleed job or a poor set-up issue though. Squishiness ...


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What I've done in the past is remove the screw then use a tool to pop off the plastic port. Now I use a Torx head (T25?) to unscrew the retaining screw. The body will then slide off revealing the spindle which I give a good clean with a rag and finish with degreaser. The body can then be cleaned with a series of twisted paper towels to remove the old grease. ...


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The rear red light may require special attention. It is much less safe without it, and impossible to notice what it is suddenly off because the battery has ran out on the way. Mine has the charge indicator that I check daily and keep at "fully charged" (likely above 75 %). Front light is also important but at least you see if it works.


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Some points in this answer are duplicates of others already raised, but some are not. I am writing this answer for the general audience, as it’s likely the original poster resolved the problem by now. Most modern bottom brackets with cartridge bearings are not meant to have their bearings serviced. It is often hard to access the bearings, as others have ...


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I always used plastic levers and they worked well, but with my new rear rim they just bend. A metal lever is required for this rim. From another side, metal lever can puncture a tube no mercy while with plastic one never happened. So I now have both. Metal for the rogue rim an plastic for another.


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