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    Shimano XT m775 hose fittings ?

    I might need to shorten the hoses on a Shimano XT m775 brakeset. What fittings or ferules will I need ? I tried a google search but I couldn't find links to these small parts. I have done my Haye's sets and they require new compression fittings for hose re-sizing. thanx

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    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830648466.pdf

    You can re-use the connecting bolt, just need new olive and connector insert. I just use a sharp blade to cut my hose on my SLX and its been 4 months no leaks.

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    If you remove the old barb carefully (cut it out, don't pull it out with pliers)
    And the old olive hasn't been squashed by overtightening,
    you shouldn't have any problems re-using them.

    I re-used mine a few times with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    If you remove the old barb carefully (cut it out, don't pull it out with pliers)
    And the old olive hasn't been squashed by overtightening,
    you shouldn't have any problems re-using them.

    I re-used mine a few times with no issues.
    I'll hope whomever did the factory connection didn't over tighten them. Any links to online suppliers for these parts if needed ? Thanx

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    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=1801

    The olives are meant to be used once only - if its not properly torque -it will leak. Try ask your lbs they should have the olives and connector - my OEM slx brakeset came with and extra pair for olives and connectors in case we shorten our cables.

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    I think Cambria has the olives and inserts as well. I just shortened mine, it came with a few extra olives and inserts. It also came with the yellow 2 piece block that holds the line while you tap in the insert which came in handy.

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    Do you need to re-bleed at this point?

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    If you cut the hose then yes, you need to re-bleed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel~
    Do you need to re-bleed at this point?
    If you are cutting a new set of brakes you may not need to bleed; I think Shimano even mentions it in the 775 instructions. I did not have to bleed when I trimmed the last set of 775's I had about 8 months ago.

    Formulas, on the other hand . . . . bleed mandatory.

    Good luck trying to reuse an old barb off a set of lines that have never been trimmed, the barb is pretty much impossible to remove from the hose. Olives are not meant to be reused.

    I use Bike Parts for all small parts orders; they are inexpensive, have decent ship charges, and are fast.


    http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?ID=BPC317262

    http://www.bikeparts.com/productsear...lcategory=1407
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGB
    If you cut the hose then yes, you need to re-bleed.
    I didn't have to

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    Advisable to bleed but then again its an easy job....mine cut and bleed in less than 25mins for a first timer.
    If you dont bleed them, you could try another method(not sure if it'll be effective) - try a rubber band around the levers squeezed, tap the lines and caliper with the handle of a screw driver and let the air bubbles go up and settle in the lever reservoir overnite. Should get a solid feeling lever in the mornin.

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