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Green Supreme

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Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« on: Aug 11, 2009, 21:26 »
Found this today as an alternative to the super expensive Avid bleed kit

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/12327/Quad-Technology-2-Syringe-Bleed-Kit-with-Adaptors.html

Just ordered one so will update on how it is when it arrives...

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2009, 08:42 »
Good find, certainly does look extremely similar if not identical to the Avid kit.
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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #2 on: Aug 12, 2009, 11:21 »
any update? I'll definately be having one of these if it fits and works alright!
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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 2009, 11:43 »
any update? I'll definately be having one of these if it fits and works alright!
same , avid bleed kist are a rip off

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #4 on: Aug 12, 2009, 12:33 »
Is this likely suitable for Hope brakes?

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #5 on: Aug 12, 2009, 13:19 »
Or you could DIY one for even cheaper.

Get a few M5 hose barbs, some aquarium airline and a couple of syringes and you can make a kit for around £6.

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #6 on: Aug 12, 2009, 15:51 »
haha! I didn't know what the little 'barb' things were called so i've been struggleing for days trying to drill ut m5 bolts. Orderer my kit yesterday just wiating for it to arrive and I will update on it, looks like it comes with a few different fittings so will work with other brakes.

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #7 on: Aug 12, 2009, 16:31 »
Is this likely suitable for Hope brakes?

Nope this is for the likes of Avid.

You don't need syringes to bleed Hopes. Hopes have to be the easiest systems to bleed.
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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #8 on: Aug 15, 2009, 19:04 »
Kit arrived today... Perfect, bled my juicys in no time!

Comes in a neet little box too with some other bleed kits.

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #9 on: Aug 15, 2009, 19:19 »
Kit arrived today... Perfect, bled my juicys in no time!

Comes in a neet little box too with some other bleed kits.
so it works well ?

would it work on elixr's ?

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #10 on: Aug 15, 2009, 22:13 »
Kit arrived today... Perfect, bled my juicys in no time!

Comes in a neet little box too with some other bleed kits.
so it works well ?

would it work on elixr's ?

Guess so if they have the m5 bleed holes the same as Juicys, I think all avids use the same bleed kits.

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #11 on: Aug 16, 2009, 08:11 »
ffs i bought a pissing avid bleed kit at trade the other day and it was more than that!

I never even knew we sold those!  >:(

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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #12 on: Aug 18, 2009, 17:13 »
just ordered one of these from Allterain cycles, will see what its like when it arives,
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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #13 on: Aug 28, 2009, 19:40 »
Thanks Jodhilla ;D
I was just about to buy the Avid kit but came across your link just in time so I've ordered one from Rutland Cycling. I was tempted to make one but for that price it wasn't worth the time and expense of travelling around to source the bits and pieces needed.
The sad thing is this kit didn't immediately appear in the Google search I was doing which is a shame as it appears better quality than the next cheapest to the Avid item.
 
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Re: Bargain alternative to Avid Bleed Kit
« Reply #14 on: Aug 28, 2009, 23:36 »
Odered mine. Got mine. Used mine.

Works a treat, perfect bleed! The only problem i encountered was that the syringes like to unscrew really easily form the pipe fittings, but other than that it does what it says on the tin no hassle.

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