Where/When: Wednesday 19/3, at Quik_Blat's place in Rowville. Project: Here's something everybody should know how to do as part of your regular bike maintenance. If you've never done it, chances are you'll need it! Most brakelines slowly absorb air through the rubber hoses between your master cylinder and brake calipers (this is not a problem if you have steel braided lines). When a bit of air gets in, the hydraulic brake system becomes compromised, because while brake fluid can't compress under pressure, air can. So your brake lever starts to feel "spongy" - and you have to bring the lever in further to the bar to attain maximum stopping power. We'll explain more on the night. Bleeding your brake lines gets all the air bubbles out, and restores your brake system to proper function. It's also a good excuse to change old brake fluid that might not be performing all that well. Because this is a pretty quick job, I reckon we can probably bleed the brakes of anyone who needs it on the night - as long as they bring a couple of bucks to throw in to help pay for the brake fluid. Once we demonstrate how to do it, you can then do your own bike with the help of others - and you'll know how your brakes SHOULD feel, so you'll know when your lines need bleeding again. Special tools: Brake fluid, spanners, screwdrivers and that's about it! Edit: Ahem, yes, clear plastic bleeding tube. Thanks Rob ya smartarse. So... Anybody want to put their hand up to offer their place as a venue?