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    split sheath on hydraulic brake line - how urgent to replace?

    So, I just noticed that one of my Formula K24 brake lines has a split / torn sheath at a point where the line bends. I'm not sure how long it's been like that. The hydraulic line inside the sheath is intact and the brake works fine. What I just did was wrap the torn area with electrical tape. Can I ride like this for a little while until I have time to address it properly, or is this a situation of imminent failure? I've never had this happen before.

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    This is in no way a recommendation but I have had a similar thing on my Strokers, I rode them for about 5 months or so without doing anything (not even electrical tape) and saw no ill effects.

    Goodridge is always a good choice though. Better performance and durability. Those will be on my K24s whenever I have the will power to do it...or maybe just get R1s.

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    Wouldn't leave it for too long. Leaking hydraulic fluids aren't good - brakes will fail for one and they're corrosive.

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