- Can you re-use Shimano Olives and Inserts
Can you re-use Shimano Olives and Inserts when shortening hoses and refitting them? My carefully constructed programme of upgrades has gone wrong due some numpty ordering a “Universal” olive and insert and not a BH90 olive and insert – apparently the inserts are thinner on the BH90 ones…
TaPosted 4 years agotoppers3933Member
Are you reusing them? Quite tricky to get old ones back on. But yeah just trim the end of the hose really neatly with a super sharp blade. The sharper the blade the neater it’ll be. Then the olive should push on. Take care though because it may get caught on the hose as you start to push it on.Posted 4 years agoJ273Member
Yeah re – using the old ones. I’ve ordered some new olives and inserts but after seeing this thread thought I’d have a go getting the old ones back on.
Am I supposed to just shave a little off the black hose or take all the plastic off down to the inner hose? I know what’s how hopes are which I’ve done a few times. These are the first shimano’s I’ve done though.
ThanksPosted 4 years ago
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