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  • Hope Brake Servicing in-between West London & Surrey Hills
  • sillysilly
    Free Member

    Does anyone trust anywhere between West London and Surrey Hills that can fully strip down and rebuild Hope callipers?

    All the mechanics and shops I’ve used previously are no longer around or have changed hands / shut down.

    Or do I just send the whole brake and lever off to Hope and refit it myself?

    Bonus question, does anyone know if the new hybrid pistons will fit the old E4 / V4 callipers that had plastic pistons?

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Just send it to hope.  Its a bargain considering what you get, you know it will be done right

    quentyn
    Full Member

    I suspect spokes of bagshot can do this

    chiefgrooveguru
    Full Member

    “Or do I just send the whole brake and lever off to Hope and refit it myself?

    Bonus question, does anyone know if the new hybrid pistons will fit the old E4 / V4 callipers that had plastic pistons?”

    Yes, send it to Hope. They fit the new pistons at no extra cost – they might be all they fit now actually.

    I had my E4 brakes done last year, really should get my V4 done as one has a chipped piston that tends to stick but I use that bike five days a week…

    sillysilly
    Free Member

    Cheers all! Running the E4 / V4 combo. The rear has become sticky / draggy.

    I’m allergic to doing anything with brakes myself. The second I try to bleed or take off a calliper I waste a day.

    Good bike shop on holiday that can’t fit me in says they should really be stripped and rebuilt every year if you want a hassle free life.

    Most places round me are road focussed or hate bleeding brakes just as much as me.

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    chiefgrooveguru
    Full Member

    My E4 set have had the full Hope factory rebuild twice in 10 years, across four frames and about 5000 miles. My V4 set are almost 6 years old and have just been on my Levo and have done a bit over 6000 miles – full internal routing though past the motor so it’s right pain to remove the rear brake.

    Like suspension, brakes seem to be the kind of thing that’s easy to deal with at home if you do it frequently enough, have a decent working space and all the right tools etc. I don’t, so I’m happy to help keep my LBS, suspension specialists and Hope in business keeping my ageing gear running well!

    garage-dweller
    Full Member

    should really be stripped and rebuilt every year if you want a hassle free life

    Not convinced by that – I would have expected a thorough clean and bleed but an annual rebuild seems a bit extreme.  Maybe that’s why my mono 4s are languishing in a box (well that and they’re IS not post mount) 🤔

    Like suspension, brakes seem to be the kind of thing that’s easy to deal with at home if you do it frequently enough, have a decent working space and all the right tools etc.

    Spot on.  Certainly the second two are vital and the first saves a lot of power and pause on you tube.

    dyna-ti
    Full Member

    Hope will replace the pistons for the new SS versions, only it is as far as im aware needs the piston seals changed also. And keep an eye on them. It’s been seen that the early ones they caught or nicked the seals fitting them, so any leakage, you’ll need to return them

    full internal routing though past the motor so it’s right pain to remove the rear brake.

    Thats the really really annoying thing about Ebikes and their really really annoying internal hose/cable routing.

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    Still haven’t fitted my new rear T4V4 because theres too much work involved, and i don’t like the idea of removing the motor to get the new hose routed through.

    I think the only thing is to surface mount it. Get some little sticky on hose guides, and while Im not happy about it, some zip ties too. Not ideal, but it will save a lot of faffing about.

    seantemple
    Free Member

    What bike is that on Dyna-Ti?

    Most internal routing uses some sort of conduit, didnt have to drop the motor etc when i fitted T4V4 on my Levo.

    cheekyget
    Free Member

    These guys are brilliant https://www.nirvanacycles.com/ and in the Surrey Hill.

    They sorted out my hope brakes and are main dealers

    kilo
    Full Member

    Are moose cycles in Colliers Wood in your geographic constraints?

    b33k34
    Full Member

    full internal routing though past the motor so it’s right pain to remove the rear brake.

    Thats the really really annoying thing about Ebikes and their really really annoying internal hose/cable routing.

    I’m coming to the conclusion that the answer is to leave the hose in the frame and remove lever and caliper.  make up a short ‘dummy’ hose to connect to the brakes while they’re off the bike (the issue then becomes how to seal off the end of the in bike hose’).  Brakes would need bleeding but refitting would be quick and relatively pain free.

    dyna-ti
    Full Member

    What bike is that on Dyna-Ti?

    Scott genius 920 Eride. Annoying as surface mounted hose/cable can be, once you’ve bought a Scott ebike, and seen the abomination of cables hanging out the front, one more isn’t going to make any difference.

    On the Scott, they come out just above the motor at the back on the main triangle, jump the gap, then are fed into the chainstays to make them especially hard to route.

    I much prefer the nukeproof set up, when they exit just in front of the shock, and sit down each side of the swingarm makes them neat, but easier to reroute.

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