Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Cyclist
    Reputation: striker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    493

    Help: changing hose connectors on Hope Mini

    I'm changing from a 90 degree connector to a straight connector. This will allow a nice straight hose to the rear brake. In the picture, the new connector is installed on the caliper. The old connector is in place on the hose. How do you get that connector off? It just spins and spins? I tried pulling hard with vice grips too. Do I need to cut it? If so, how to reattach to the new connector? Do I need a new brass fitting?

    Please help. Building a new dream frame here.

    Thanks,
    Attached Images Attached Images
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

    My cycling photos. Enjoy!

  2. #2
    WOY
    WOY is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    375

    You need to work the brass olive out first..

    This can be done by using a small flat (~2m) blade screw driver, once the olive is off twist/pull the hose while holding the Al connector (this maybe easier if you put the connector back on the calliper or if you are not going to reuse it stick a screwdriver through the hole). Beware that the brake fluid will leak at this stage.

    If it is still not coming apart use a small flat blade screw driver to ply the hose off the connector at the end/base of the hose.

    You may break the brass olive when you are trying to take it off then you will have to order a new one.

    Hope this help.

    Wayne

  3. #3
    Cyclist
    Reputation: striker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    493

    more questions

    Quote Originally Posted by WOY
    This can be done by using a small flat (~2m) blade screw driver, once the olive is off twist/pull the hose while holding the Al connector (this maybe easier if you put the connector back on the calliper or if you are not going to reuse it stick a screwdriver through the hole). Beware that the brake fluid will leak at this stage.

    If it is still not coming apart use a small flat blade screw driver to ply the hose off the connector at the end/base of the hose.

    You may break the brass olive when you are trying to take it off then you will have to order a new one.

    Hope this help.

    Wayne
    Okay, so I gently pry off the brass olive from the hose and pull the aluminum head off. Now the brass fitting is still attached to the connector or the hose? What do I use for the new connector? Once I get the hose off, does the brass piece come out of the connector and be used again in the straight connector?
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

    My cycling photos. Enjoy!

  4. #4
    Ride 'Til Your Knees Hurt
    Reputation: cycljunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,813
    Quote Originally Posted by striker
    Okay, so I gently pry off the brass olive from the hose and pull the aluminum head off. Now the brass fitting is still attached to the connector or the hose? What do I use for the new connector? Once I get the hose off, does the brass piece come out of the connector and be used again in the straight connector?
    More than likely the brass olive will still be connected to the hose. Use your screwdriver to pry the slit of the brass olive open so that it can move on the hose. Then slide the hose on to the new straight fitting. Seat the brass olive back into the straight fitting so that it is at the end of the hose. Make sure that your hose is inserted all the way on to the straight fitting (be careful not to separate the outer layer of the hose with the inner). Then screw the aluminum shroud on to the straight fitting. This will compress the brass olive and secure your hose again.

Similar Threads

  1. Hope Mono Mini weights....
    By 1speed_Mike in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-18-2007, 06:04 PM
  2. My new HOPE MINI MONO (or MONO MINI ?)
    By pintense in forum Intense
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-09-2004, 03:48 PM
  3. How do I stop Hope Mini squeal ?
    By muddydc in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-04-2004, 12:49 AM
  4. Hope Mini question
    By mtb_biker in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-26-2004, 10:10 AM
  5. Hope Mini v. Hayes HFX-9 v. avid cable?
    By MrXC in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-21-2004, 05:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •