- Formula brake line shortening ?
Bought a pair of RX’s a few months back and the hoses are a good 5-6″ too long. Never bothered doing anything about it as it’s only aesthetic, not fuctional. But i’m dropping the bike into LBS this week to have a new for fitted (don’t have tools to shorten the steerer), so was debating if I should sort the brakes then too.
However, it seems a bit ‘weak’ as doing brakes is well within my skillset, but I don’t know how easy to trim and shorten hoses, all hoses I’ve swapped apart from a set of Shimano have been pre-cut.
What’s the best thing to use for cutting/trimming ?Posted 4 years agoweeksySubscriber
The formula kits come with all the gubbins to change the length, it was only the hose cutting that concerned me really as I wasn’t sure if they were braided lines and hence a little trickier. I’ll have to see if my mate is about to borrow his bleed tool too…
Thanks gents… appreciated.Posted 4 years agofreeagentMember
You can buy small pipe cutters designed for chopping nylon airline/process pipework.
It looks a bit like a big clothes peg with a V-Shaped cutting blade.
They are really cheap, and a do a fantastic job.
– here you go…Posted 4 years ago
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