Remove brake hose from old Kula?
This brake hose (middle tab) was installed on my Kula about 11 years ago (by LBS, not sure how they did it).
How do I get it off? I don’t think I can jemmy it out of the tab without damaging the hose, or breaking the tab. Do I have to disconnect the calliper or lever and pull it through? I’m a bit stumped … but I have a doubt the LBS did that as the brakes come in the box bled and installable.
(Retrobikists may be interested to know the sticker on the TT said “Boom Boom’s Slow Banana Slug”, I bought this from the Kona team at Cheddar Challenge in maybe ’01 or ’02, it was Scott Beaumont’s training bike).Posted 4 years ago
OK I squished the hose with pliers and grunched the squished bit through the guide before it regained normal shape. Some scarring to hose but nothing terminal I think. No idea how I’ll get them back on, that’s a problem for another day.
Now to see if Hope will service 10 year old Minis ….Posted 4 years ago
pics? nothing recent, I don’t ride it now (aluminium 26″ HT, what were we thinking? torture instruments).
For nostalgia, Verbier 2003:
This bike also went to Slickrock/Moab, could guide you around Surrey Hills unaided, and dumped me twice resulting in broken wrists (both of them). We have history, there’s even is a little worn patch on the TT from drip drip drip of my sweat.
It has the “Ford Focus” stickers from back when Kona were doing that promo. I still have the original brakes, wheels, saddle, stem & bars. The crankset is original and I believe the shifters and mechs and seatpost. I may even still have the grips!
It cost me a grand from the Kona team at Cheddar Challenge, came with SIDS but they were ****ed according to the LBS, hence the Bombers.
Great heel rub patch on the chainstay.Posted 4 years ago
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