Heat-shrink tubing to fit braided XT hoses
I have the XT 755 disk brakes with the braided steel hoses, but I don't like their floppiness and paint-scratching qualities. Rather than spending £30 changing to plastic hoses, someone suggested I use heat-shrink polyolefin (sp?) tubing to give the hoses a plastic coating (sort of like DIY Goodrich, I guess). Has anyone actually done this? What type/size tubing did you use? I worked out that to get it over the banjo and shrink down to be snug on the hose, it would need a 3:1 shrink ratio, but that seems to be hard to get, at least in the UK. Also, I'm concerned that in shrinking, the tube will become inflexible, which isn't what you want with a brake hose.