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  • Shimano hose shortening bodge
  • Premier Icon ThurmanMerman
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    I’ve turned the garage upside down and cannot find any of those little yellow blocks for clamping your newly-cut hose so you can tap home the little metal insert.

    Is there a bodge I don’t know about for performing said procedure?

    Premier Icon thecaptain
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    LOL. My bodge is just to zip-tie a loop in the hose to take up the excess!

    You never know when you might want to lengthen it, after all…

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I’ve used a rag in the jaws of some pliers before.
    Use the round cutout in the jaws.

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    I just hold the hose and push it against the bench

    Premier Icon J-R
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    I’ve used a rag in the jaws of some pliers before.

    That worked for me last week – saw a video where someone said Shimano no longer supply the yellow block, and I didn’t get one with my new Devore front brake.

    Premier Icon thols2
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    LOL. My bodge is just to zip-tie a loop in the hose to take up the excess!

    You never know when you might want to lengthen it, after all…

    This.

    Premier Icon tomparkin
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    +1 for a pair of pliers and a bit of care.

    Premier Icon codybrennan
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    +1 for garethjw’s link, these gadgets do a far better job. And there are cheaper copies on Amazon if your budget won’t stretch.

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    Masking tape. Pliers.

    Done

    Premier Icon gardentiger
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    Smallish piece of wood, drill a hole, saw in half through the hole. The saw cut takes out enough material for it to act as a clamp.

    🤷‍♂️

    Premier Icon akira
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    I eventually bought the proper tool as it’s much easier when the brakes are still on the bike.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    Last time I had to do this I warmed up the cable with a hot air dryer (gently) and that softens it enough you can just push it in.

    Premier Icon oldnick
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    @gardentiger +1

    Also works for suspension shafts etc

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    Wonder if the clamp part of this would work rest of the kits surplus though you could use the press some where

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    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    Smallish piece of wood, drill a hole, saw in half through the hole. The saw cut takes out enough material for it to act as a clamp.

    I was just about to suggest the same.

    I’ve done this myself, and used to to create a square edge to the hose by having a little poke through and shaving the end off with a sharp stanley blade.

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