brake problem

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Thu Jul 17 17:15:34 PDT 2008

the bleeders are not leaking around the threads,  the mity vac is 
sucking air around the nipple. Dont worry about it and use the mity vac
On Jul 17, 2008, at 4:17 PM, Steve Aronson wrote:

> I'm having a ridiculous problem bleeding my brakes.  I rebuilt the 
> calipers
> and now I can't get a decent lever. The travel is almost to the 
> handlebar.
> I've bled the system at the master and the calipers about 15 times 
> now.  No
> bubbles at the calipers.  Hard to tell at the master since I don't 
> have a
> bleeder banjo and use the squeeze/crack open over a towel, close, 
> release
> lever.  I'm using the usual method I always do with the plastic cup and
> tubing at the calipers.  I've done this dozens of times in the past 
> with no
> problem like this even after changing the lines.   So where is the air
> hiding?   I'm guessing it's at the top of the lines or in the banjo, 
> but it
> won't come out.  I've tried tapping with a rubber mallet while pumping 
> the
> lever, holding in the lever, not touching the lever.  I've tried to 
> suck it
> out with a mityvac but the bleeders leak around the threads once 
> loosened.
> I've let it sit overnight with the lever bungeed closed.   Any 
> suggestions?

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