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    Got my bike back from servicing

    Got my 883 back from servicing in a LBS.

    - truing wheels
    - indexing gears
    - fixing rear disc brakes as apparently the pads were bent. It was making weird noises while braking.
    - providing a new inner tube.

    I must say it's back to its original quiet and smooth self. The damage was 124. Does that sound reasonable?

    Really glad to have it back - will probably manage to have a ride midweek.


    On average how often do you bleed the brakes (or have it done)?

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    You shouldnt need to bleed the brakes....but I think every 4 years the fluid needs changing.

    on my MTB I very rarely do anything to the brakes unless they don't feel right.

    bent pads??...that's a new one on me...are the road pads ultra thin and bend in the heat ?

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    My servicing is about 50 for 30 mins which normally covers the whole bike. Then parts on top.

    I'll let you know on Tuesday evening after I get mine back from LBS.
    "Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself."
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    God - why am I so great !!!


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    Bent pads?
    I've had hydraulics on MTBs for over 15 years and I've never bent a pad????
    They've probably just re-alligned the calliper.....which takes about 20secs.
    TBH apart from truing the wheels everything else you can easily do yourself.It's basic bike maintenance!
    You'd have saved about 100 if you'd taken half an hour to DIY!

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    He did something to re-adjust the pads and I'm pretty sure he used the word 'bend'. I might have misinterpreted it though. The symptoms were that while braking there was a clicking noise (similar to that of a freehub) so something was indeed slightly bent or out of place.

    I was asking about bleeding hydraulic breaks as there are quite a few videos on youtube how to do it so just wanted to ensure if this is a regular thing one needs to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ibbo68 View Post
    Bent pads?
    I've had hydraulics on MTBs for over 15 years and I've never bent a pad????
    They've probably just re-alligned the calliper.....which takes about 20secs.
    TBH apart from truing the wheels everything else you can easily do yourself.It's basic bike maintenance!
    You'd have saved about 100 if you'd taken half an hour to DIY!
    Spot on - bit of fun too, and you know what to do when summat breaks when you're out

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    Quote Originally Posted by portia View Post
    He did something to re-adjust the pads and I'm pretty sure he used the word 'bend'. I might have misinterpreted it though. The symptoms were that while braking there was a clicking noise (similar to that of a freehub) so something was indeed slightly bent or out of place.

    I was asking about bleeding hydraulic breaks as there are quite a few videos on youtube how to do it so just wanted to ensure if this is a regular thing one needs to do.


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    You should never have to bleed Brakes.
    However some are crap and need constant attention and others are fit and Forget.
    My Hope M4s we’re in various MTB builds 2010-17 and I never touched them.Avids(Avoids) are another story.Some manufacturers insist on complicating a very uncomplicated thing.
    How many times have you bled the brakes on your car?Never?
    There you go!

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    Sounds like your wheels are knackered Ports...

    My offer still stands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1020 View Post
    Sounds like your wheels are knackered Ports...

    My offer still stands
    Let me think about it. Such decisions cannot be rushed. I'll let you know in 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portia View Post
    Let me think about it. I'll let you know in 20 years.
    Whoa whoa...this is not a time for rash decisions

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