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6524Re: [rootsradicals] Rohloff

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  • David Chase
    Sep 1, 2008
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      On 2008-09-01, at 1:32 PM, Vik wrote:

      > Hydraulic brake fluid can overheat from extended braking and should
      > you have an issue with a broken hose or some other failure it's not
      > as easy to repair as replacing a cable - particularly if you are on
      > the road away from home or a stocked LBS. I've known two people
      > that switched from hydraulic discs to mechanical discs due to the
      > over heating issue.

      Sure, but this is not rocket science -- cars have had hydraulic disk
      brakes for years. The hoses (on cars, at least) are very durable and
      almost never fail. I'm really surprised that this happened -- what
      brand were they using?

      David
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