Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the October Giveaway for the Haven Bicycle Co. beach cruiser


Hydraulic brakes leak
#1
Hello,
I would like to ask for some help from you.

Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic. Used for 1000 km.
Problem: It started to leak. It seems that it is leaking from the "Pushroad to Brake padal/lever" (view image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Hydraulic_disc_brake_diagram.gif). I do not know the terms but the metal "cable" that connects the reservoir and the lever and the lever itself is oily.
Brakes lost the power.

Is there something inside demaged or it is just because my bicycle is usualy standing 30-40 degrees to one side?

Thank you in advance.
  Reply
#2
(06-12-2014, 08:42 AM)unknown Wrote:  Hello,
I would like to ask for some help from you.

Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic. Used for 1000 km.
Problem: It started to leak. It seems that it is leaking from the "Pushroad to Brake padal/lever" (view image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Hydraulic_disc_brake_diagram.gif). I do not know the terms but the metal "cable" that connects the reservoir and the lever and the lever itself is oily.
Brakes lost the power.

Is there something inside demaged or it is just because my bicycle is usualy standing 30-40 degrees to one side?

Thank you in advance.
more than likely a breach in the connection to the cylinder. try to find tech docs on your specific model for the breakdown, rebuild may be in order, may be suited for the LBs to perform if you have never messed with this style of brake before. It will require fluid replacement/bleeding at this point. Welcome to the sometimes bothersome world of hydraulic disc brakes.
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/BR/EV-BR-M525F-BL-M525-2092E_v1_m56577569830654472.pdf
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#3
Thank you very much!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
[Sponsored] Souke Sports Cycling Apparel...
Yesterday 10:21 PM
Want to convert my 2012 salsa Fargo 2 to...
Yesterday 12:51 PM
What was your first bicycle?
10-18-2021 03:42 PM
WD40 on chain?
10-18-2021 07:29 AM
VINTAGE DERAILLEURS: Campagnolo 50s-80s
10-18-2021 02:37 AM
What's your No.1 concern when you purcha...
10-17-2021 09:18 PM
Chain skips under heavy load when pedall...
10-17-2021 06:18 PM
Gears changing by themselves
10-17-2021 06:05 PM
Bike evaluation
10-16-2021 02:06 AM
V Brakes just won’t adjust properly
10-16-2021 12:19 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Souke Sports
28 posts
no avatar 2. Criminal
11 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
9 posts
no avatar 4. Zviedrs
9 posts
no avatar 5. JoJoJo
9 posts