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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I ve done this once before
an found it very fiddly when you fit the olive an the actual metal end that bolts to the caliper

any tips on how to cut the braiding back before the end is fitted?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:40 am 
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wrap masking tape to stop it fraying and use a dremel cut of disc.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:44 am 
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Use proper braided hose cutters.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Make sure the blade you use is very, very sharp! I used a set of plastic pipe cutters (im a heating engineer by trade), they went straight through without deforming the shape of the pipe. That's the main thing, don't deform the pipe!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I ve already cut the actual hose I used shimano cable cutters

I mean when you fit the silver end onto the hose that bolts on to the caliper I m sure I had to remove some of the braiding last time to expose the inner hose?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:41 pm 
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dan28 wrote:
I ve already cut the actual hose I used shimano cable cutters

I mean when you fit the silver end onto the hose that bolts on to the caliper I m sure I had to remove some of the braiding last time to expose the inner hose?


Don't remember having to do that to mine


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Me neither. If the hose is plastic coated over the braid you have to remove that - but not the braid itself. On Hope braided hoses anyhoo. Gently widening the olive with a screwdriver or similar sometimes makes it easier.


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