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    i dont know what to do with my brakes

    i have hayes hfx-9 brakes and my back line got a hole in it. i bought a new line but it didnt come with the fittings on the end. i took of the old line and tried to get the fittings off but i couldnt. i read in the online hayes manual that you have to replace the fittings when you change the line. so is there somewhere where i could buy the fittings and put them on? or should i just buy a whole new line with the fittings already on becasue i dont know how hard it is to put them on. also, would it be a good investment to get a steel braided hose. the plastic ones i found with the fittings are like 30 bucks and there is a steel hose at this bike shop near me thats only 40. so i dont know what to do shmee
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    a lot of LBS's will have the fittings you need, they are usually about a buck a piece. just call a couple of shops and see who has them. all you will need is 2 compression fittings and you are straight......

    oh yeah, usually the steel braided lines are a good upgrade for any brake set. they will give the lever a more firm feel because they don't allow the hose to expand as much under pressure. they also are usually a lot tuffer in general (much harder to kink or puncture)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    a lot of LBS's will have the fittings you need, they are usually about a buck a piece. just call a couple of shops and see who has them. all you will need is 2 compression fittings and you are straight......

    oh yeah, usually the steel braided lines are a good upgrade for any brake set. they will give the lever a more firm feel because they don't allow the hose to expand as much under pressure. they also are usually a lot tuffer in general (much harder to kink or puncture)...
    LOL!...WCH, your new avitar is rather unique. I still get a kick out of that movie.

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    boy the steel cable has neva let me down boy

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    The SS line is more flexible, otherwise there are no real distinguishable performance gains. It adds bling too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    The SS line is more flexible, otherwise there are no real distinguishable performance gains. It adds bling too.
    I cant speak for other braided lines, but Goodridge lines make a BIG difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azonicrider188a
    boy the steel cable has neva let me down boy
    he aint talkin' 'bout cables boy!




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    The difference you feel is more in the fresh bleed rather than actual line expansion. You're not generating huge amounts of pressure in a bike disc brake system, and it's only over 50 or so inches of line. It makes a much bigger difference in cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    The difference you feel is more in the fresh bleed rather than actual line expansion. You're not generating huge amounts of pressure in a bike disc brake system, and it's only over 50 or so inches of line. It makes a much bigger difference in cars.
    Quit rationalizing your non-purchase, they make a significant difference.

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    No... they really don't... Atleast not in bikes.

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    There is sutch a suttle differance that your money can be better spent, unless the bling is what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck Banzai
    I cant speak for other braided lines, but Goodridge lines make a BIG difference.
    da shiat..........goodridge
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    .......goodridge
    SMT probably thinks you will get brake jack from regular hoses.....


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    I have SS lines. They sort of eat away at the paint on your frame more than normal... But maybe it's just me. I need to brake lines though. Same brakes too. They suck I want Juicy 7's
    Throw it down NASTY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    SMT probably thinks you will get brake jack from regular hoses.....
    tell me if you have brake jack when I am hitting you with a stick as I draging you down the trail
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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