Most brake hoses are pressed into the lever and will need to be
wiggled free. Be careful when doing this, as you want to minimize
the amount of fluid loss.
Now it’s time to measure the proper hose length. Keep in mind
the hose goes about a centimeter, or roughly half an inch, into the
lever where it will be clamped in place.
The proper hose length should be short, but not so short
that it will pull out in the event of a crash. We like to take our
measurement with the bars turned like this to give it plenty of
room should the bars turn in a crash.
As you can see, the cable cutters not only crush the internal tube,
but also tend to fray the external portion of the hose.
Brake hoses can be easily cut with typical cable cutters like these.
However, this is not the ideal method.
If this is your
be sure to
as well as
and then use
a scriber to
the hose up.