I tried to manually bleed my bike few months ago but oh boy.. big mistake.. took 4 days of pumping and shifting handlebars to get all the air out. not joking almost 3 hrs everyday over 4 days. just didnt wanna give up and go to the mechanic. ego wont allow it. My right forearm is stronger than ever though :grin: . So I need to know what shall I use the next time around? one-way valve bleeders( apparently not effective on bikes), speedbleeders, vacuum bleeders or vacuum bleeders with guage etc etc. shouldn't be too expensive. What type of grease do you need to use around the bleed nipple threads before opening them for a tight seal.. can you use petroleum jelly or any grease? Your opinions will be really appreciated. I got better uses for my right hand.