- Shortening a Reverb Hose
Doeable with standard cable-cutters?
Any tips?Posted 6 years ago
Doable with cable cutters, but make sure you round off the hole before you trry to put the spike back in. Much easier and neater with a new Stanley blade.Posted 6 years agorussianbobMember
Google the video. Incredibly easy using a Stanley knife blade. Amazingly no need to bleed. Which I didn’t quite understand.Posted 6 years agothelonebikerMember
I had to bleed the system as I kept touching the remote button when screwing the hose onto the spike.Posted 6 years ago
It was pretty easy to bleed with the kit and a youtube video as reference.
I have managed a coule without having to bleed, using a Stanley blade. The one I did last week I used a cable cutter, the hole was less precise, I too hit the remote button and had to bleed it. 🙁 Even a decent sharp kitchen knife would be better than a cable cutter.Posted 6 years agogrowingladMember
Google the video. Incredibly easy using a Stanley knife blade. Amazingly no need to bleed. Which I didn’t quite understand.
Check out youtube…tis a piece of piddle. As already mentioned, just don’t touch the button whilst you are sodding around with it.Posted 6 years ago
so don’t touch the button…You know what i’m subconsciously wanting to do now don’t you… 😉
Cheers allPosted 6 years agor8jimbob88Member
I cut mine with blunt snips, then dropped the remote on the floor by accident. It still didnt need a bleedPosted 6 years ago
Good SRAM video on YouTube, Stanley knife is perfect and it’s easier to take the remote off the bars and screw it back on to the hose. Most important bit is making sure that the speed adjuster is turned all the way in or out? Can’t remember which but I did one the wrong way and it then needed a bleed!Posted 6 years ago
Done! Was straight-forward enough. Found getting the hose off and back on more difficult than I anticipated but no biggy. 8)
Only thing is that the remote button needs to be pressed about 90% for any post movement to register – dies this sound normal?Posted 6 years ago
Mine did something similar after shortening the hose and needed bleeding.
😕Posted 6 years ago
The remote or system?Posted 6 years ago
I just bled the whole system.Posted 6 years ago
Not cool.Posted 6 years agotonydMember
Sounds like you need a bleed.
Why so? Something else the matter?
btw, if you don’t have a bleed kit a standard they’re £15 or so from t’internet (epic bleed solutions, also on here). I bought one in the end as I didn’t want to mix oil weights in syringes. It arrived in a couple of days IIRC.Posted 6 years ago
PatriotPro, if your anywhere nr Brighouse you can borrow mine. You may have had the adjuster turned the wrong way.Posted 6 years ago
Mugboo – That is a kind offer and I am not far from Brighouse (Low Moor, Bradford) as it happens. It came with a bleed-kit so i’m sorted on that front, i’m just being lazy as can’t really be arsed bleeding it. I’ll do the remote and see if that sorts it.
btw mugboo – If you fancy joining me and the group i go riding with on a trail day, then feel free to join us next time we go. Let me know and i can give you a shout…Posted 6 years ago
No worries, I’ll drop you an email 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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