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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:52 pm 
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Hi folks,
I have a Magura Marta lever and caliper, and I'd like to turn them into a brake! I have a spare hose and load of spare parts.

In the upper photo below I've circled the different fittings at the lever and caliper ends. The attachment to the lever is a regular threaded insert like the one circled in the lower photo. I have several of these inserts and covers, so all I need is the correct barb and olive and I'm set.

As seen in the upper photo, the attachment to the caliper is different - it's a cylinder that appear to be crimped on, if I'm not mistaken. I don't have one of these, so my question is, can I use another of my spare lever-end fittings at the caliper end? I don't need a 90-degree banjo for this brake, and I think that the threads on the level and caliper are the same.

Final question - do Magura brakes use the same barbs and olives as Shimano, or are they proprietary?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 pm 
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Looking around I see this...

The silver part looks like a hose stop and I think all Maguras use the same olive as the one in the picture is the same as my HS33 olives

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:10 pm 
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Theres a tool to insert the barb. I shortened a hose on a pair of julies and couldn't get the barb into the hose despite lots of swearing. Damn site harder than putting a barb into shimano hose in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:55 pm 
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I've got a account with Magura

There are x2 different sleeve nuts but the olive and the barbs are the same for both.

You can't use the same fitting at both ends though as nothing to compress the olive at the calliper end and its a different pitch thread.

There are x2 tools but the clamp and a small hammer work fine!

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