Experience with shortening hyd brake lines & bleeding ?

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Re: Experience with shortening hyd brake lines & bleeding ?

Postby Crittski » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:50 pm

the olive gets squashed into the hose in a way that removing it would likely not be possible without damaging it, or the hose, not sure about the bit that goes into the hose, but reusing the parts simply isn't possible in my experience.
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Re: Experience with shortening hyd brake lines & bleeding ?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:16 am

Crittski wrote:the olive gets squashed into the hose in a way that removing it would likely not be possible without damaging it, or the hose, not sure about the bit that goes into the hose, but reusing the parts simply isn't possible in my experience.


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Re: Experience with shortening hyd brake lines & bleeding ?

Postby trailgumby » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:14 am

if you could find and post a photo of the master cylinder end of the hose showing barb and olive it might be possibleto determine if a Shimano or Avid olive and barb might substitute.

On reflection, if you have a Dremel you might be able to carefully cut the olive off and salvage the barb, possibly allowing you to use a Shimano olive, which are a few bucks from CRC.
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Re: Experience with shortening hyd brake lines & bleeding ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:01 am

trailgumby wrote:if you could find and post a photo of the master cylinder end of the hose showing barb and olive it might be possibleto determine if a Shimano or Avid olive and barb might substitute.

On reflection, if you have a Dremel you might be able to carefully cut the olive off and salvage the barb, possibly allowing you to use a Shimano olive, which are a few bucks from CRC.


The only pic I have seen is the one I posted earlier, but when the system arrives, I take some macro pocs and measure the parts with the vernier and see what may fit.

Thanks for the info TG.
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