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Brake lines ....

the phantom piemanthe phantom pieman Posts: 165
edited February 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
Other than goodridge braided ... are all hydraulic hoses much of a muchness ?

Secondly , as mentioned earlier, I have an Orange Patriot. I'm taking the hayes 9s off and putting on Hope Mono M4s ... can I use the integral Hayes brake line - so leave as is, swap over the lever and caliper ... and then bleed??

Thanks
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Orange Patriot (2006 version)

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    they can be different sizes.

    Fit new hose. you have been told how to change it and you will not save anything as you will have to cut the old ends off and then see if the new fit but then the hose might be just that little bit too short....
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  • nicklouse wrote:
    they can be different sizes.

    Fit new hose. you have been told how to change it and you will not save anything as you will have to cut the old ends off and then see if the new fit but then the hose might be just that little bit too short....

    Thanks for being the voice of reason!!

    Can the Hope brass olives be re-used or do I have to go new??
    The hope tech guide suggests that the are reusable - but what about in the real world ?
    Cotic Soul
    Cotic BFe
    Cotic Road Rat
    Orange Patriot (2006 version)
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    They are reusable if you remove them carefully.

    I've done it in the past with no probs.
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