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    Hydraulic Hose Routing on Frame with Only Cable Stops

    I'm installing hydraulic brakes on a bike that only has cable stops. I'm thinking about drilling out the stop and re-bleeding the brake to run the hose through the guide this would provide. Any better ideas?

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    Don't know if it's necessarily better, or cleaner,depending on whether you want to permanently change the frame...but these http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ose+Guide.aspx or these http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/157...Hose-Guide.htm are other ways to go. Or just plain old zip ties...
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    It'll be all but impossible to drill along the frame to allow the hose to fit through the braze on. The drill motor and chuck will prevent you from getting a good angle. Also most of the hoses I've seen are so close to the size of the brazeons that it's likely you'd drill out the metal.

    Just do what everyone else does and zip tie them on.
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    I'd protect the neighboring paint with some masking tape and file them out. Cleaner.
    But first check that the hose diameter is suitable for the insides of the stops.

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    I'll measure the diameter of the hose and the ID of the stop and try filing if it's close. I'd really prefer not using zip ties or something goofy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyteeth View Post
    I'll measure the diameter of the hose and the ID of the stop and try filing if it's close. I'd really prefer not using zip ties or something goofy.
    I think the Gripper guides that Fool pointed at are far less "goofy" than trying to hog out the existing stops:

    plus, you'll be able to change the bike back later if you change your mind.

    Besides, zip ties hold the Universe together.
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