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Someone on the boards somewhere had a picture of a cool housing guide that mounted on the fork. It looked factory it was that clean. I couldn't tell if it was OEM or aftermarket, but it looks like it would be great to keep the brake lines from rubbing on forks and frames and marring the finish.

Anyone know what this is and where it can be had? Thanks.
 

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Bikinfoolferlife said:
One that mounted in an old brake boss or something else?
It was something I've never seen before, not just a modified brake boss. It mounted directly onto the crown and matched the color of that particular crown. I didn't see any hardware either, so I'm thinking it was an OEM feature of that fork because it looked very clean. I can't find the thread with that picuture.

I posted a question to that poster but haven't heard back.
 

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The couple that I know of.

I know that HOPE makes many different colors in a v-brake boss attachment. They go into the v-brake boss. It comes as a set. One is just a plug and the other is a cable guide/holder. They work really well.

I also know that RS is putting out a plastic cable guide with their forks. It attaches via a zip tie, but it is actually pretty simple and works well.

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Fox makes one call a Disk Brake Hose Guide. There is a mounting location on the fork where it screws in. It clamps the disc brake hose to the front of the fork and routes it to the disk brake. My LBS had some bikes with them and others without. After they assembled my bike, I noticed that I didn't have one. The mech pulled it off one of the display bikes and installed it. It looks much better than the three zip ties they originally had on there.

I looked for a picture of it but couldn't find one.
 

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The Fox hose guide has a special small boss with a 3mm tapped bolt hole, so it can't be used on older forks. It is a nice solution.

The Marzocchi plastic hose guide that fits in the brake boss is too close to the tire carcass for some combinations of cable/hose and fat tires, so you can't skip the zip ties.

It's crazy that they've had disc brake tabs on forks for years and they're still years behind in thinking about cable/hose routing from the caliper, especially on disc only forks. It's not like everyone's waiting for wireless electric discs or something.
 

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This hose guide mounted highter up on the crown itself, so that as you ride the bike and the fork cycles up and down when in use, the hose was not in contact with the frame or fork. So, it looked like this hose guide didn't clamp on tight, but allowed movement as the hose moved but yet kept it away from the bike itself.

Maybe I could just make my own using some zip ties and a grommet with a smooth sleeve of some kind to reduce the friction. My problem is I like to run a fender year-round, so I need to keep the hose away from the protruding fender as well as the fork and other cables. Its amazing how fast the fender, disc brake hoses, fork finishes, and the shifter housings can wear out with the constant rubbing.
 

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Turner Burner with hose guide

myitch said:
Someone on the boards somewhere had a picture of a cool housing guide that mounted on the fork. It looked factory it was that clean. I couldn't tell if it was OEM or aftermarket, but it looks like it would be great to keep the brake lines from rubbing on forks and frames and marring the finish.

Anyone know what this is and where it can be had? Thanks.
Check this post, at least it will tell you what fork it was mounted to. One zip tie is all it takes!
http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=615107&postcount=13

After I saw that post last year, I searched around and found what I thought was the part, and it was available at AEBike. I never got around to ordering it, but if you can find it, or something equivalent, lemme know.

 
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