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    how can i fix my brake cables...help

    ok guys,i need your help.yesterday i bought a pair of hope tech m4's with the braided cables.i didnt notice while the brakes were being placed on my bike that the cables looks "twisty"i tried removing the lever from the hbar and uncoiling it but it still looks like it wants to coil.any suggestion on what i can do?

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    are you sure it's not just the steel braiding that's making them look coiled? post a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justbuster69
    ok guys,i need your help.yesterday i bought a pair of hope tech m4's with the braided cables.i didnt notice while the brakes were being placed on my bike that the cables looks "twisty"i tried removing the lever from the hbar and uncoiling it but it still looks like it wants to coil.any suggestion on what i can do?
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    if you want to argue semantics, they're hydraulic brakes, not hydro brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    if you want to argue semantics, they're hydraulic brakes, not hydro brakes.
    at you.

    I suppose the OP means brake hose. IF uncoiled and untwisted as much as possible they will sorted them selves out with time.. Nothing else you can do.

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    thanks,here is a picture.and yes i was referring to the hose

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    picture?

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    ah,got to make it work this time.heres how the HOSE looks like

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    There's nothing wrong. Steel braided hoses are stiffer than plastic, so they tend to bend in surprising ways.

    The only problem is the hoses are too long. If you have the tools to make a clean cut and you're willing to rebleed, you can shorten the rear hose. I would probably cut down the derailleur housing as well.

    But it simply a cosmetic thing. You can leave it long and the brakes work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro
    There's nothing wrong. Steel braided hoses are stiffer than plastic, so they tend to bend in surprising ways.

    The only problem is the hoses are too long. If you have the tools to make a clean cut and you're willing to rebleed, you can shorten the rear hose. I would probably cut down the derailleur housing as well.

    But it simply a cosmetic thing. You can leave it long and the brakes work fine.
    thanks sanjuro--i might bring it to my LBS and have it shortened and rebleed.thanks so much for the advice

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