I recently purchased a clean 05 Cannondale Rush lefty. The Avid brakes are suffering from the swollen orings/ seals with sticking brake levers issue that apparently was very common. I have been unable to find a seal or lever rebuild kit. Any suggestions?
Brian in Austin
Parts for those will be tough to find. Universal cycles used to carry avid rebuild parts. I had a set of Juicy 3's that required both calipers rebuilt. Avid hydro's can be temperamental and problematic in my opinion. There is a special bleed kit for the Juicy's that I had to buy to complete the job and the bleed process was more involved than any other brake I have serviced before. IMO new brakes would be the way to go, if feasible.
FYI - I have a old pair of BB7's that where equal to the Juicy 3's in power but were far more reliable. I personally would take a pair of low end Shimano's over a low/mid level Avid hydraulic.
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