My bike season is pretty much over and am going to store my bike soon and cancel insurance.
So - in addition to the usual oil change, chain cleaning and lubing the cables, it is time to change my brake fluid (my 3 year, so time for a change). I have bled brakes before with my dad on a car, so the concept isn't too new to me.
But my question(s) are
1) should I change it at the end of the season before storage or at the beginning? Does it make a difference? My only thought is that if I change it at the beginning of the season, I can take her around for a spin to try out the brakes
2) in addition to changing the brake fluid, do I need to change the brake hose clips/clamps? (the clips that attach the hose to the brake fluid reservoir?
Thanks! Looking forward to working on my bike.