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    Upgrade from Guide RSC to Code RSC - use same hose?

    title says it all.
    Looking to upgrade from the Guide RSC to Code RSC.

    What about the hose, can I just disconnect the caliper and lever and use the same hose?

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    Yes. Some like to cut off the end of the hose with the crushed olive and use a new barb and olive, but I've often just reused the existing olive if it wasn't previously over-tightened and crushed to smithereens. However, if there is enough existing hose length to allow it, you might as well cut off the crushed end and put the new barb and olive on as it's only a couple of minutes work, if that.
    What, me worry?

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    Itís not the same hose. The Guide RSC uses this hose kit.

    The Code RSC uses this.

    The two are not interchangeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogswell23 View Post
    Itís not the same hose. The Guide RSC uses this hose kit.

    The Code RSC uses this.

    The two are not interchangeable.
    Iíll say more. The banjo on the Guide hose is different than the banjo on the Code hose. The Codeís banjo bolt will not interface correctly with the Guide banjo. Will the Guideís banjo bolt thread into the Code caliper correctly, thus allowing the use of the Guide hose kit with a Code lever and caliper? Possibly, I couldnít say one way or another. But like, why bother trying to find out when you could just get the correct stuff to begin with?

    Were you planning on buying levers and calipers separately and therefore trying to reuse your Guide hoses? Bought used Code complete assemblies with hoses that are too short for your bike? I guess in those scenarios there would be no harm in checking out the compatibility of the Guide banjo bolt with the Code caliper. But Iíd still advise just getting the correct Code hose kit and not having to worry about compatibility at all.

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    Oops, my bad. I was unaware of the differences in the banjo. The boots for the end of the lever differ too.
    What, me worry?

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