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    Help stopping brake hose rubbing

    I'm having really bad rubbing with my front brake hose on my fork, any ideas how I could prevent this?
    Under the tape the hose actually is rubbing against bare-metal having already rubbed through the paint

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    Incorrect info.

    Correct info below. Good job chaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac48 View Post
    Reroute the brake line so it is in front of that fork brace then it will not touch that part of the fork at all. The brake line is meant to go under that brace and be in front of the CSU. Easiest way would be to unbolt the caliper to do this. You should also consider shortening your brake line.
    Is that what u are thinking?

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    The brake line should be shorter.

    I donít like the look of your adjustment either. Is that a reverse arch fork?

    After that white zip tie, Iíd try running the hose along the inside of the for leg and to the front, use a zip tie to secure and then up to the brake.

    There is something about the picture that looks really odd/wrong to me?

    You may need to secure the line to the fork leg at a lower position, using a zip tie, and just bypass that thing that is on the fork, then do the wrap around to the front of the fork.


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    No, you should actually run the hose around the head tube, to the reversed arch. It does look a little off at first but is very effective

    Like this. Ignore the rigid fork part, but similar for all reverse arch forks works best in my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rides Bikes View Post
    No, you should actually run the hose around the head tube, to the reversed arch. It does look a little off at first but is very effective
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    I use 3M velcro on my head tube. Use the hooks part and cut to whatever size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rides Bikes View Post
    No, you should actually run the hose around the head tube, to the reversed arch. It does look a little off at first but is very effective

    Like this. Ignore the rigid fork part, but similar for all reverse arch forks works best in my experience.
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    I'll try that thanks

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    That little horizontal boss on the backside of your brake arch is to zip tie the hose to as it crosses under your down tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    That little horizontal boss on the backside of your brake arch is to zip tie the hose to as it crosses under your down tube.
    Alright I dident realise it went under and around the downtube and headtube

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    You see that "useless" cable tie spot on the back of the fork arch, it's not there for style or to be useless, it's there for you to cable tie the front brake line to after you wrap it in front of the HT to the DS and then under the DT and along the arch and down the fork leg. If you run it as designed you wouldn't have this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rides Bikes View Post
    No, you should actually run the hose around the head tube, to the reversed arch. It does look a little off at first but is very effective

    Like this. Ignore the rigid fork part, but similar for all reverse arch forks works best in my experience.
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    That looks much better. I'd still pay attention for contact with frame going around head tube. The longish hose may be a better for that route.

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