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I know that some of us have favorites, but what are you using, Galfer or Goodridge brake hoses? Why?

Im trying to decide which I would like better and have run into a snag. I know that the Galfers use a plastic coating on their hoses which is a very nice touch. Why else should I choose the Galfers over Goodridge?
 

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Both are very good. I am a Galfer fan from my moto stuff but the hoses can be a beotch to get if your LBS is not set up as a dealer. Galfer does custom fabrication so the hoses & fittings are made to fit, if your LBS is a dealer.
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Thanks guys!

Does anyone know if the Goodridge hoses have the plastic covering? If not, has anyone had a problem with excessive paint wear where the hoses rub the frame?
 

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Goodridges have the plastic coating as well. Does the Galfers use brass olives? I would get the Goodridges over them in that case as you can reuse Goodridges fittings as they dont use a brass olive.
 

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my magura lines didnt come covered so i bought some cheap, clear tubing from the hardware store and slide my brake line inside. works good. probably would deflect a direct hit that otherwise might crush or kink my line. then i used some clear shrink tuning to cover the ends of the tubing to help keep dirt and water from working their way inbetween the brake line and tubing.

 

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Good Idea!!! Thanks for the tip. When did you get your hoses? Makes me wonder if the newer hoses have the plastic covering???
 

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be350ka said:
Good Idea!!! Thanks for the tip. When did you get your hoses? Makes me wonder if the newer hoses have the plastic covering???
at the local hardware store. It comes on a spool. Usually at the back of the store with other type of hose and tubing. cost about 19 cents per foot.

Also, you can cut this hose along its entire length and just snap it over your existing brake lines. Just secure with a few small zip ties and you are good to go. that way you dont need to remove the line from the lever and ruin your bleed.

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Thinking of adding some goodridges to my Avids. Do the lines reduce modulation as the standard hose would expand. Is there any negative to using braided lines.
 

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Thinking of adding some goodridges to my Avids. Do the lines reduce modulation as the standard hose would expand. Is there any negative to using braided lines.
As far as modulation goes, I dont think you will lose any modulatio at all. They claim that modulation would increase due to less hose flex. The only downside that I see to braided lines is that they are pricey, but that is to be determined by the user I guess.
 
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