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Re: copper brake pipes

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You can also consider braided hoses, as they don't require bending to fit.


what is the differece between copper and braided
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Re: copper brake pipes

Braided are flexible within a metal sleeve.

They are a popular upgrade on motorbikes.

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Re: copper brake pipes

Braided hoses only replace the flexible rubber hose that goes from the solid brake pipe to the brake calipers. If you have corrosion on the brake pipes it won't be the flexible hose it will be elsewhere.

If you plan to use a cheapish handheld flaring tools like in the links above make sure you use copper brake pipe as this is softer and a lot easier to flare than the copper / nickel mix pipe.
The pure copper pipe is also a lot easier to form into bends etc.


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