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    Small kink in hose

    I've got a small kink in my Hayes Sole rear brake hose. Everything still works fine and there are no leaks so i was wondering if i should be worried. I don't have the means to fix it right now so what should i do? Wrap some heavy duty tape around it?
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    Tape won't do anything if the hose splits - hydraulic pressure will burst through or be forced under the adhesive. Without seeing the extent of the kink, I wouldn't like to say how you should deal with it. Where on the line is it kinked?
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    Here is a lOok at the kink. It's near the headtube.
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    That's quite considerable. It's also at a point where it'll be under constant flex while you're riding - back and forth, back and forth - so it may begin to weaken over time. If your line splits, it's most likely going to do it under high pressure. If the fluid is under high pressure, it means that you're braking hard; the exact moment where you don't want to lose your brake, even if it is only the rear.

    You should take it to a shop where they can inspect it more clearly than I can, but my feeling would be to replace the hose before you ride again.
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    well i only do light cross country and city riding. i hope it holds as i am
    without work and can not afford to get it fixed. not anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    well i only do light cross country and city riding. i hope it holds as i am
    without work and can not afford to get it fixed. not anytime soon.
    What about replacing it yourself? May be $20.

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    i know nothing about bleeding these brakes. I only have a dollar to my name. I'll just switch back to my BB5 brakes for now.
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