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Freezing Magura Cable

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Hi, my magura hs33 keeps freezing when goin out on rides. should i be putting a little de-icer in or what? and if so how much de-icer to water? cheers.

Nick

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put some de-icer in with it, i havent done this before but i imagine a few squirts is more then enough :)

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must be a damn thin cable, cos ive never seen one

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This happened to me and another lad when we tried riding Matlock yesterday, we tried bleeding it with anti freeze, really didn't worl. So I suggest, for the winter, use oil.

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must be a damn thin cable, cos ive never seen one

oh my god lmfao...

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must be a damn thin cable, cos ive never seen one

The're all from oop north ash (its colder up there) and also they dont just use mineral oil like your supposed to.

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Putting antifreeze into a water-bled brake and expecting it to instantly be fine is, unsurprisingly, not going to work. You also need a decent concentration of anti-freeze for it to work too, so if you're adding diluted anti-freeze into your brakea, then that's not going to help either. But yeah, if you bleed it with a strong solution and leave it inside for a bit so it's not going straight into freezing temps you should be alright (At least it was for me. My bike used to live in our unheated garage too, and it didn't freeze once after I'd added antifreeze).

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Just bleed your brakes with anti freeze and water lol.

Mat

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yeh thanks i'll give it a try. I was up shipley glen yesterday not expecting it to freeze over because the brake was in use but it just slowly began to freeze hehe

Nick

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Or....5 minutes in the car....turn on the heater, high temperature...unfreezes it.

Worked fine yesterday. :)

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My Hs33 is water bleed, I went into my garage this morning and it was frozen, put it in doors for 5 minutes and it was fine.

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Mine used to freeze just riding along from spot to spot 'cos of wind-chill before, so "Put it in a car" or "Leave it in the house" isn't ideal :P Just bang some antifreeze in and you'll be fine.

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Mine used to freeze just riding along from spot to spot 'cos of wind-chill before, so "Put it in a car" or "Leave it in the house" isn't ideal :P Just bang some antifreeze in and you'll be fine.

yeh im gonna try what u suggested earlier (Y)

Nick

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Or....5 minutes in the car....turn on the heater, high temperature...unfreezes it.

Worked fine yesterday. :)

Yeah we did that yesterday, didn't work. As soon as you take the bike out, the water freezes again.

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Yeah we did that yesterday, didn't work. As soon as you take the bike out, the water freezes again.

At first I thought my brake needed bleeding, then I realised the pad was going back slowly.

Then I put it in the car, we drove 5 minutes to the street spots and my brake was working fine for half an hour.

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Putting antifreeze into a water-bled brake and expecting it to instantly be fine is, unsurprisingly, not going to work. You also need a decent concentration of anti-freeze for it to work too, so if you're adding diluted anti-freeze into your brakea, then that's not going to help either. But yeah, if you bleed it with a strong solution and leave it inside for a bit so it's not going straight into freezing temps you should be alright (At least it was for me. My bike used to live in our unheated garage too, and it didn't freeze once after I'd added antifreeze).

hi would you no roughly how much anti-freeze to water i will need. im ready to make it up now as i got some anti-freeze this morning (Y)

Nick

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hi would you no roughly how much anti-freeze to water i will need. im ready to make it up now as i got some anti-freeze this morning (Y)

Nick

Dont measure it out or anything, just put a bit in, like quater anti freeze or something.

Mat

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Dont measure it out or anything, just put a bit in, like quater anti freeze or something.

Mat

ok man but if it f**ks u get t-f beatings xx

Nick

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What temp can oil go down to before freezing?

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What temp can oil go down to before freezing?

I don't know the exact freezing point (if any?) but UK winter weather won't freeze it.

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Think freezing point of mieral oil is about -30, youl struggle to get a frozen maggie if your running oil in it!

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Currently running Vodka in mine...

"Absolut" 100 proof. Bit strange perhaps, but it works (at least so far). :D

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Currently running Vodka in mine...

"Absolut" 100 proof. Bit strange perhaps, but it works (at least so far). :D

Lmao, I can imagine you taking swiggs of it and ur bleeding it lol :P

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will probs rot the seals...

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