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Couple of questions here.

One of my Brake cables that came on my bike is "longer than neccessary". Is this something I'll be able to modify myself. I'm fairly competent with tools, but haven't done anything with hydraulic brakes before. These are Juicy 7's. Any thing I'll need besides the avid bleed kit? What's the best way to cut these lines? Is everything able to go back together once you cut the line?

On that note I'm looking for a good place to buy the bleed kit since they seem outrageously priced for what you get - any suggestions?

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I'm not sure how Avid's work but I've had really good luck with cutting several formula lines using the bigger wallpaper type razor blades from home depot. With Formula's you have a refit kit that gives you a new banjo bolt for the new connection, not sure if you have to get that though.

Once you know exactly how everything is going to go back together it's a super fast process.
 

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The Avid bleed kit has the replacement barb, compression fitting and directions that you will need.

Be sure to leave the hose long enough for the bars to spin around 180 degrees when you crash.

A single sided razor blade or utility knife will work fine for cutting the hose. Make the cut at the lever end. Do not cut off the banjo fitting that connects to the caliper.

Buy the 08 bleed kit here .
 

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There is a video showing how to do it @
also @ the Avid website there is info. You'll need a new "olive" and the "hose barb" and a couple of tools like a #10 Torx wrench to install the new hose barb. You'll need to bleed the brake after it is all done. Juicy 7's are difficult to bleed without the proper bleed kit.
There is a video here showing how to do it.
You really need the fittings that screw into the master cylinder. Good luck with all that!
 

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IRONMAN1518 said:
There is a video showing how to do it @
also @ the Avid website there is info. You'll need a new "olive" and the "hose barb" and a couple of tools like a #10 Torx wrench to install the new hose barb. You'll need to bleed the brake after it is all done. Juicy 7's are difficult to bleed without the proper bleed kit.
There is a video here showing how to do it.
You really need the fittings that screw into the master cylinder. Good luck with all that!
Everything you need except a razor blade and a piece of paper towel comes in the bleed kit.
 

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Wow! Thanks everyone for the replies.

Jerk_Chicken, haha, yes I thought of this after I posted. lol.

gmcttr, thanks for the link. that's about the cheapest I've seen.

IRONMAN1518, great vids, thanks!


Going to attempt this month sometime after I get the bleed kit.

Thanks again everyone!
 
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