I ride my EVO3 everyday to go to work.
And I fold it 4 times a day.
It seems it is too often and the rear brake hoose is progressively damaged until it is pretty cut
It is the second time I’m facing this issue.
The first time the dealer replaced the hose under warranty with the red one you can see on the picture. 6 monthes later, it is cut, but the brake is still working.
But I think it is dangerous to continue riding the strida with such a cut hose.
Did some of you already face this problem ?
I’m contemplating replacing it with a stronger hose, maybe a mountain bike hose such as jagwire.
Is it easy to replace it by ourselves?
Here is the photo.
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Hello sunkist-evo 3
Well, never did that myself, so far, but there’s a good thread about…sh…just finding it…
However - do not pull that thing out without attaching before another wire, rope or similar, onto it
Edit: Gandalf is here, too?
Yes, great advice! This way pulling the existing hose out is automatically puting the new hose in.
That’s a tip of magician.
Well…actually no, met that trick first working as an electrician…
still searchin’ for a magician’s apprenticeship…
Hi Sunkist EVO-3, I just replaced the cables on a Strida. I wanted the cables to be longer to fit a set of M-Style Handlebars without using the Strida supplied cable extensions. The most difficult part for me was removing the metal spring like cable protector. I damaged it when taking it off the old cable. I will be ordering this part and stocking it in the future. Does anyone have a suggestion for a alternative protection piece?
All I know about the brake cable spring is:
- It’s coming straight (Meaning curled up wire of course; but not clipped.)
- I’ve seen at a Strida tools document that Ming is using a Knipex bolt cutter like these (most likely equipped with custom cutting edge)
Knipex CoBolt® bolt cutters
to clip the spring onto the brake hose.
An alternative could be perhaps heat shrinking tube but I’d recommend to use a tube type with hot glue coating at the inside.
Do you remember mentioned document?
(I couldn’t find that anywhere online.)
Maybe your spring was clipped a little bit too much since the beginning.
Thank you for your answers.
I will look for a strong hose, and try to replace the existing one.
Of course I could send you a spring, but no idea how it has to be treatened…
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Watch out, a stronger hose might also be stiffer and would crack faster when folding repeatedly. I wonder if it wouldn’t be preferable to take a more flexible hose.
Would you then be able to assemble it in the frame once the tube is shrunk around the brake cable hose?
On my Dahon, I have such a spiral to hold the brake and the derailleur cables together in front of the handlebar. It is maybe an alternative to the spring?
No - not that way - you’re right.
But I’m pretty sure that he clipping process of the spring has to be in fact the last work step.
So - I believe - if it’s possible to clip it must be also possible to shrink (by moderate heatgun, not flame thrower ).
I’ve pm’ed you some info to explain why I do think so - unfortunately I can’t supply that in public
The flexible hose seems a good idea, but on a single brake hose it will most likely start sliding.
It should be fixed, but how?
Check also this post for cable assembly: [url]Changing rear brake cable on Strida LT]
I replaced my rear hose on yesterday evening.
I was quite surprised because it was easier than I initialy thought.
Here is the kit I bought : decathlon.fr/kit-cables-gain … 89252.html
I read the different topics you mentionned above, and did a mix :
- removed the cable
- removed the rear part of the cut hose
- introduced the new hose from the bottom of the tube, up to the top of the triangle.
=> Here was the main difficulty : I I had to use tweezers to grap the hose and get it out of the tube, then pushed it from the bottom.
- introduced the old cable into the front part of the cut hose, in order to use the cable as a guide for the new hose
- removed the front part of the cut hose, but not the cable
- removed the spring
- introduced the spring on the new hose, and insert the hose on the cable
- pushed the hose so that it crossed the handlebar stem and guided it outside using the cable
- removed the cable and cut the hose on each end + add hose end parts
- introduced the new cable