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Offline MEOvermyer

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Hayes 9 replacement
« on: December 08, 2013, 01:17:56 AM »
I have a trek remedy 5 with hayes nine hydraulic disk brakes. The front started getting squishy after a trip to alafia on friday. I may have over extended the caliper? There are no holes in the line and I did not see any fluid by the reservoir or the caliper. I have heard that it might be a better option to upgrade to a set of shimanos. Does anyone have any good suggestions? I work at a bike shop so I am going to do the work myself and get a deal on parts. Just looking for some advice. Should I put the effort into repairing the Hayes or just go with a new set of shimanos? Thanks.

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Re: Hayes 9 replacement
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 08:07:39 AM »
Maybe bleed them?

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Re: Hayes 9 replacement
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 08:20:29 AM »

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Re: Hayes 9 replacement
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 09:06:40 PM »
You can try to bleed them, as I recall they are not a very tricky brake to bleed. You will need a bleed kit, just because of the little fitting: http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Hayes/Hayes-Disc-Brake-Bleed-Kit.axd?src=DEFAULT1&gclid=CKekwaqGorsCFShk7AodGmIAqA
This link describes the procedure:
http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/wp-content/themes/hdb/pdf/45-14550DEnglishForWeb.pdf
They were good strong brakes in their day, but had problems with pistons sticking and causing then to drag and be noisy. If the take a bleed and that fixes it, great, but I wouldn't sink too much money into them as they are fairly old and brake technology had come a long way since then. You can pick up some Shimano SLX brakes for about 90 bucks a wheel plus rotors.
I probably have an old Hayes bleed kit somewhere, I'm in the St Pete area, but I'd go for the Shimanos,

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Re: Hayes 9 replacement
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 09:17:41 AM »
Another option, I have a couple sets of these in use.
http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Hayes/Hayes-Stroker-Trail-Disc-Brake.axd

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Re: Hayes 9 replacement
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 04:51:17 PM »
crazy cheap at $59
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Re: Hayes 9 replacement
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 09:13:17 PM »
Decided to go with a new set of deore's. Got a good deal so I'm happy. Now who wants to buy these Hayes? I didn't even try bleeding because our bush league shop shares its bleed kit with the other store and guess which store it was at. Thanks for the advice fellas.

 

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