Bleeding Trickstuff Piccola

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ccie6872
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by ccie6872

For those who have piccola brakes, I am curious on how you bled them. Instructions are a bit confusing on their site and I watched their youtube video but they are not bleeding piccola. It seams to be a very similar process to SRAM brakes by moving oil from syrenge to another with a block in the caliber and the lever adjusted in (lever touching the handlebar). Thank you for any advice.


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ccie6872
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by ccie6872

rapsac wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:42 pm
Have a look at this: https://videos.mtb-news.de/52052/pca_entluften
Thank you, that is very helpful, helps visual their directions... I knew I should have taken German I high school...

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rapsac
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by rapsac

You’re welcome. Apparently the ‘trick’ is getting remaining air out of the secondary chamber at the master cilinder side.

tankjr
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by tankjr

ImageHello
Can you tell me what could cause this bionol colour after bleeding trickstuff piccola? (1 week interval)

Thank you
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zscs
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by zscs

My MY2018 Piccolas w/ C21 calipers started to work strangely after heavy abuse of 5.5 years. It seems I cannot bleed it well anymore, especially the rear brake. Time to rebuild and change all seals, I guess. (I already have a full set of new seals, new cables, etc. - also the .pdf here: https://trickstuff.de/wp-content/upload ... A_E_KL.pdf )

Have you seen any video about the rebuild process?
If you have any advices what I need to especially take case of, etc. then please write it here. I'm sure this can be useful to all of us! ;) Many thanks in advance!

zscs
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by zscs

tankjr wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:20 pm
ImageHello
Can you tell me what could cause this bionol colour after bleeding trickstuff piccola? (1 week interval)

Thank you
After using 2 seasons, I did the bleeding on my rear brake. I forgot to take pictures but the used bionöl was identical to the brand new one, it was only a bit darker (I'll create a picture from the front brake's oil). No grey and black colors were there.
Maybe it's important: mine is a 6-year old Piccola set with the old C21 calipers.

Also shortened the front brake cable (and I did it wrongly, now I have to buy a new connection - I broke it and it was clearly my fault :cry: ).
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by zscs

In the right syringe, you can see the old/used Bionöl. On the left, the new/fresh one. The used is noticeably darker, but there's no any dirt in it - after 2+ years of heavy usage (including MTB races, ~10k+ kms, 100.000+ meters of climbing/descending).
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