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I might need to shorten the hoses on a Shimano XT m775 brakeset. What fittings or ferules will I need ? I tried a google search but I couldn't find links to these small parts. I have done my Haye's sets and they require new compression fittings for hose re-sizing. thanx
 

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If you remove the old barb carefully (cut it out, don't pull it out with pliers)
And the old olive hasn't been squashed by overtightening,
you shouldn't have any problems re-using them.

I re-used mine a few times with no issues.
 

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FM said:
If you remove the old barb carefully (cut it out, don't pull it out with pliers)
And the old olive hasn't been squashed by overtightening,
you shouldn't have any problems re-using them.

I re-used mine a few times with no issues.
I'll hope whomever did the factory connection didn't over tighten them. Any links to online suppliers for these parts if needed ? Thanx
 

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I think Cambria has the olives and inserts as well. I just shortened mine, it came with a few extra olives and inserts. It also came with the yellow 2 piece block that holds the line while you tap in the insert which came in handy.
 

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Do you need to re-bleed at this point?
If you are cutting a new set of brakes you may not need to bleed; I think Shimano even mentions it in the 775 instructions. I did not have to bleed when I trimmed the last set of 775's I had about 8 months ago.

Formulas, on the other hand . . . . bleed mandatory. :mad:

Good luck trying to reuse an old barb off a set of lines that have never been trimmed, the barb is pretty much impossible to remove from the hose. Olives are not meant to be reused.

I use Bike Parts for all small parts orders; they are inexpensive, have decent ship charges, and are fast.

http://www.bikeparts.com/search_results.asp?ID=BPC317262

http://www.bikeparts.com/productsea...=Shimano&selManufacturer=175&selcategory=1407
 

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Advisable to bleed but then again its an easy job....mine cut and bleed in less than 25mins for a first timer.
If you dont bleed them, you could try another method(not sure if it'll be effective) - try a rubber band around the levers squeezed, tap the lines and caliper with the handle of a screw driver and let the air bubbles go up and settle in the lever reservoir overnite. Should get a solid feeling lever in the mornin.
 
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