Shimano Zee help
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KJP



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Shimano Zee help Reply with quote

Hi all,

I got a new front brake a few months ago, in this case a shimano zee caliper, I also got new disks and pads at the same time.
Now I understand there is a bedding in time but since I bought and fitted in august I think that should be over now.
Essentially, the lever pretty much goes all the way back to the handlebars, and most of the time they just feel...vacant... Frankly, they are no better than the M615 I replaced, I just have no faith in them.
Has anyone else got these brakes? How much travel do you have? Is there something I can do to improve the feel of these brakes?
Some have said they need to be warm to ride but if that is that case they never seem to warm up either...

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like they need bleeding.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, they need bleeding. It's not difficult once you get the hang of it, there are plenty of videos online which show you how.

Shimano brakes use mineral oil and need a special screw in cup to bleed them, it's not expensive and handy to have in your toolkit.

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KJP



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your replies guys Smile

Chain reaction told me they came bled but I certainly agree that they must of just not been done very well.
I will have a look at a kit to do them, I tried before with some Avid brakes and it was ... Disastrous! But I hear Shimano are easier so will give it a go Smile

Thanks again

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