I am going to switch brakes this weekend on my bike, I looking at these toys, I can see the use of a clean and neat cut… but the Needle driver… Really? The insert in the needle-driver has two sides: I hold the cutting-tool with one hand and with the other I hold the hose horizontaly on both sides of the tool. This puts most of the fluid in the caliper. For me, avoiding even a couple of unnecessary bleeds is well worth the price of admission. In this way I dont need to bleed the system at the end.
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The pin on the needle driver is actually reversible- the shavings occurred with the round pin…. Made of relatively inexpensive plastic, the Space Age 2. On brakes like Shimano there is no driver hole, so the torx bit will just bite into softer metals. Sure, anyone with a block of beedle and a box cutter can trim a hydraulic line. Not trying to bash a new product, but is it wrong to do it this way? Not only does it seem to be shop quality, but it solves a much bigger problem.
Jagwire WST033 Space Age Pro Hydraulic Hose Cutter
Click through for the details… Sure, anyone with a block of wood and a box cutter can trim a hydraulic line. As can jagwjre seen just barely to the right, the hard turning actually produced some fine brass shavings in use.
I hate doing unnecessary brake bleeds. I am going to switch brakes this weekend on my bike, I looking at these toys, I can see the use of a clean and neat cut… but the Needle driver… Really? The insert in the needle-driver has two sides: Click through for the details…. I still think that this tool is great and will still buy it.
Though largely effective, enough fluid is usually lost that a brake jaggwire is needed. Slide any cosmetic boot, nut, and olive over the brake line, start the needle by hand, and clamp the hose in place.
In this way I dont need to bleed the system at the end. Jatwire might even do it cleanly and without spraying carcinogenic DOT fluid all over remember your safety glasses, kids. I was able to flush them out of the hose by pushing on the caliper pistons attached to the far end of the hosebut nobody wants shavings in their brake system.
Then buy another and leave as is for the avid brakes.
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I never had any issues while cutting the hose. Made of sturdier plastic than the Space Age 2. Though nearly twice the price of the Space Age 2. I hold hydraulif cut part of the hose still horizontaly so that the brake fluid cannot flow out and then I completely fill the remaining hose with brake fluid from the cut part.
This puts most of the jahwire in the caliper. What do you think? A few turns of the T-handle will drive the needle in easily, displacing fluid as it goes. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Given the decent number of hydraulic disc brakes that come through the Bikerumor workshop, I was excited when Jagwire sent out their consumer-oriented Space Age 2. I hold the cutting-tool with one hand and with the other I jagwirf the hose horizontaly on both sides of the tool.
The little cutter is shaped so as to be easily held in one hand while the hose is held in the other. The driver is great to have. For me, avoiding even a couple of unnecessary bleeds is well worth the price of admission. Learn how your comment data is processed.