Plastic tube for bleeding Hope brakes…?

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  • TandemJeremy
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    Windscreen washer tube from halfords or a cheap bleed kit, aquarium air tube from a pet shop.

    Quick blag at your friendly local bike shop?

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    Home brew kit from hardware shop

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    windscreen washer tubing looks suitably cheap & simple. Anyone know the diameter required for Hope stuff? I know it’s different to Avid as my Juicy bleed kit tube is too small. Cheers.

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    Trying to find the correct diameter clear tubing to bleed my M4 brakes…any suggestions? I don’t really fancy paying £30+ for the official bleed kit. Cheers.

    ex-pat
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    Check the garage at your in-law’s place – there’s a blead kit in there that I left behind. – It’s the genuine Hope deal, in a hope brake rotor box.

    The pipe from the sump bottle doobry is ‘adjusted’ to fit a track pump so you can pressure the **** out of it…

    Stupid me should have brought it with me, as a bleed kit over here is well expensive.

    B+Q sell various dia clear tubing by the mtr.

    oxnop
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    I bought some windscreen washer tubing from halfrauds yesterday( I got the largest size), it didn’t fit my gf’s mono minis. So I boiled it in some water, then streched it down a piece of metal rod then melted the end so it stayed that size. It worked a treat.

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    Our local motor parts store sells clear tubing by the foot so its not expensive to try a couple of different sizes out. check out the ones near you.

    ScottChegg
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    Maplins sell an educational hydraulics kit that includes tubing and a few syringes which is ideal for brake bleeding purposes.

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    Check the garage at your in-law’s place – there’s a blead kit in there that I left behind. – It’s the genuine Hope deal, in a hope brake rotor box.

    The pipe from the sump bottle doobry is ‘adjusted’ to fit a track pump so you can pressure the **** out of it…

    Stupid me should have brought it with me, as a bleed kit over here is well expensive.

    Hi matey, good to see you on here. Thanks for the tip…I’ll nip up there later & see if I can dig it out. If u need it I can always send it over…?

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    Home brew kit from hardware shop

    +1
    I just went to a home brewing shop to get some. Pence. Various syringes left over for child’s illness and sorted…oh and a jam jar.

    gavinski
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    old camelback tube?

    i can ecommend the bleed kit though – makes the whole job way easier with the pressure going in. The only bit that you couldn’t knock up yourself is the bleed top cap for the reservoir though – so £30 is a bit steep, but if there’s one sitting there waiting for you then i’d get that rather than faffing about.

    ex-pat
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    Hi matey, good to see you on here. Thanks for the tip…I’ll nip up there later & see if I can dig it out. If u need it I can always send it over…?

    Ah, that might a good option. have a look and if it’s serviceable feel free to use and perhaps we’ll sort something out in the near future.
    Been sat in there for a few years now though eh…

    IsaacClarke
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    Homebase/B&Q/Wickes etc all sell lengths of hose/rope/chain etc by the metre.

    I get mine from Homebase, for £1 a metre.

    Bargain.

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    Large syringe from chemist (50p) had a bit of tube in the garage the fit the syringe but not the bleed nipple, heated end of pipe with a lighter, pushed it on bleed nipple now fits a treat, its much easier bleeding from the bottom up, I use a kids plastic bucket to catch the bit of overflow, I do remove the wheel and pads so they don’t get contaminated.

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