Magura brake line fitting press!

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by sammy, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. sammy

    sammy New Member

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    I'm real sick of these magura brakes, 10 minutes of ride time and I break a line!
    I just can not shove the line onto the barbed fitting?
    Instructions say place in a vise and actually hammer it in, but the line cracks, seems brittle.
    I see at the trialsin shop they sell a fitting press, are these a good investment, anyone tryed one? I'm going to keep trying to use these Hs33's alittle longer, I have two sets of them.
    Any tips would be appreciated!

    sam
     
  2. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Uh...are you using the magura blocks for barb fitting :hsugh: ?


    (I think not )
     

  3. sammy

    sammy New Member

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    Andrew, I do not understand your Question.
    Magura blocks for barb fitting?
     
  4. bwagner

    bwagner New Member

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    You absolutely NEED to use the line blocks in the vice. They're small plastic blocks that have cut-outs so that they don't smash the line, just grip it a bit. You can make some by drilling a 3/16 hole in a small block of wood, and then splitting the block right where the hole is drilled, making two little clamshell like clamping blocks to hold the line. Good luck buddy, don't give up yet, you'll get it soon
     
  5. sammy

    sammy New Member

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    Thank you, BWAGNER!


    SAM
     
  6. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    wood + drill + vice = barb fitting press