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Jan. 14, 2013, 12:39 p.m. -  walleater

#!markdown Yeah, not much point bleeding the caliper when you are working with the lever. I've done the above method countless times with no issues and no bleed. Just keep the hose pointed up / don't swing it around your head etc….When you screw the barb in it effectively forces out any remaining air in the end of the line. If you want to be anal you can remove the pads, squeeze the lever to get the pistons to protrude a bit, do the cutting etc, join everything up, fully retract the pistons, thus forcing any air from the connection into the lever itself, then bleed the lever. Whatever you do, when finished, always put the bike on it's back wheel with the leaverz pointing up, and repeatedly squeeze the levers to see if they go back to the baaaa. This will help to avoid any painful tree / mouth interfaces….

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