Brake hose advice needed – 2cm short!
Longer hose. That’s it if you want to concentrate on the brakes. You haven’t by any chance got an extra 2cm or so of travel have you? Would swapping your brakes over make the right difference? It might make for exciting riding though.Posted 5 years ago
You could drop the stem?wombatMember
If you reduce the pressure in your front tyre it will have the effect of lowering the bars, you won’t gain a full 2cm just at the bottom but if you could lose 1cm all round that would total 2cm as you’d lose 1cm from the top and 1cm from the bottom.
With the bars being 2cm lower this will have the effect of lowering the bars by 2cm and make up for the hose length shortfall…….probably 😉Posted 5 years ago
I’ve got two pieces of Clarkes silver braided from a bit of a disaster, one piece is 75cm and the other is 155cm.
However, if you are currently two-finger braking you could move the levers inboard another centimetre….. have you already got them onboard of the shifter? Are the calipers inline connectors or banjos?Posted 5 years ago
Right, so I have recently upgraded my entire bike (including extra fork travel). And my front brake hose is literally 2cm to short, they fit but there just a tad tight and hug the fork stantion. They are goodridge hoses which cost £25ish new so its just a bit of a waste to buy new ones
Is there any way to get a little extra length? not sure if theres something i could do on the level and caliper to gain a few cm’s
Thanks!Posted 5 years ago
salome33 As Onzadog says, there’s no way round buying and fitting a longer piece of hose. The question is simply whether you buy Goodridge or my spare Clarkes. It looks pretty similar, and Clarkes retails from a bike shop at £6 a metre. The fittings are reusable.
What make and model brakes are they? Some brands come with inline connectors which can’t be tweaked to find a more direct route, whereas banjo connectors can be.Posted 5 years ago
The connector in this photo is inline, ie screws straight into the caliper body. A banjo connector looks like a banjo, and can be loopsened and rotated to better suit hose routing.
cheers for this info guys.
I have Shimano SLX’s and pretty sure they are inline connecters!
there are a number of ways to get the slack, like lower the stem etc.
Just was seeing if theres any kind of connecter which would go between the caliper and the hose to buy a couple of cm’s!
But im just gonna buy some new good ridge hose i think!Posted 5 years ago
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