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  1. #1
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    Feb 2009

    Hose Replacement

    I managed to tear the black housing on a set of Avid Juicy 5s in a crash (head badge rivets tore the housing jacket).

    The inner sleeve is visible, but intact. It's a woven white hose.

    My questions:
    -How important is it to replace the hoses right now?
    -What's the best direction to take with replacements?
    - I know a lot of folks like the goodridge hoses, but they are spendy.
    - I can't have an auto brake shop make up hoses in any way...right?

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    It's a safety issue. Even if the brake still works, I wouldn't ride it. It may burst on a hard squeeze causing instant brake loss. Unlikely, but it would seriously suck if it did. Right?

    Avid's caliper fitting is permenantly crimped onto the hose and I don't know how to get a replacement without buying the entire hose/fitting assembly.


  3. #3
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    Aug 2008
    As stated above, you'll need a replacement that's specific to Avid Juicy since the banjo is permanently attached.

    You will also need a bleed kit if you don't already have one. Given how your old one was damaged, this will be a good time to evaluate the routing of that hose (it could be that you have no other routing options on your bike, but you may also have a better option than what resulted in damage tot he hose) - keep this in mind before trimming the new hose.

    If you shop via phone calls to LBS', keep in mind the replacement hoses come in multiple lengths.

    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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