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    Hope brake bleed hose

    Just finished bleeding my Hope Mono Mini's (long overdue). I couldn't believe how simple it was. The only issue I had was the hose coming off of the bleed nipple. What do people use for this? The closest I could find was 1/4" clear plastic hose, but it refused to stay on, which led to a bit of a mess. Seems like something a bit less stiff would be ideal and preferably with some kind of clamp.

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    Cable tie...put the hose on thebleed nipple, cable tie around it tight..should hold it on well wnough to bleed the brakes.

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    If you use the clear plastic stuff, loop a cable tie (not tight) around the hose and fork/frame to support the hose. As long as there's little/no weight on the point where the hose is attached to the nipple you shouldn't have any problems. This presumes that you use a small bag on the end of the hose, rather than bleeding into a jar (or similar).

    You could also check auto supply shops for bleed pipes. They tend to be made out of a softer, more flexible material; although the tie around the bike will still give an extra degree of security.
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    Thanks. That's what I ended up doing...hose suspended with cable ties, with tie around hose and fitting. Worked ok, but was still a bit precarious. Using a plastic bag though...genius! I'm an idiot and didn't think of this.

    Edit: Side note: I love these brakes. Incredibly easy to work on. Makes you wonder what the need for the whole 2 syringe bleed method is with the other manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebarker9
    Edit: Side note: I love these brakes. Incredibly easy to work on. Makes you wonder what the need for the whole 2 syringe bleed method is with the other manufacturers.
    Because it's worth another $30 retail on the price of a new brakeset, unless you want to pay a shop (a similar amount) to do it for you.
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