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    shimano levers and hayes brakes??

    I want to buy a pair of deore xt brake and shifter combo. The one wheres its two in one. I have hydraulic Hayes sole brakes. The levers are meant for hydraulic use but i don't know if the Hayes hose with fit into the shimano. Will it?
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    They use different fluid types that are incompatible.

    There are several online retailers selling the LX calipers for 25 bucks a piece. That's a great deal, and a big step up over the So1e.

    If you're interested, I have a set of new LX dual control levers that I can let go for dirt cheap (I do mean DIRT cheap).

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    I'm pretty sure shimano stuff is designed to be used with 2 piston calipers and mineral oil. The hayes sole use a single piston and DOT fluid.

    I'm unsure if the fittings are the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    They use different fluid types that are incompatible.

    There are several online retailers selling the LX calipers for 25 bucks a piece. That's a great deal, and a big step up over the So1e.

    If you're interested, I have a set of new LX dual control levers that I can let go for dirt cheap (I do mean DIRT cheap).
    No thanks..sorry..the reason I'm asking is because my friend is about to give me his...
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    how cheap is dort cheap
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