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I want to replace my front hoses with braided ones on the front. Can anyone recommend good ones (but not ultra-expensive pro standard) as I haven't a clue what to look for...

Everything else can stay as standard I'm assuming?

Oh, and if anyone can recommend a good place to get them done around the London area please shout... I'm not even going to attempt that myself.

Oh, another question - I wanna get my front suspension done soon too - would I be better off getting them done together or should it not matter?

cheers

Any braided hoses with a PTFE inner should be fine, Goodridge sell kits which have all the copper washers and banjo bolts that you need, so don't be put off if they're a little bit more expensive - the cheaper ones will probably be JUST the hoses. Plus Goodridge have been making the things for donkeys years, I've fitted them to all my bikes and have never had any trouble with them.Avoid Kevlar lines as they're designed for racing and have a definate shelf life. Oh, and don't use DOT5 (silicone) fluid - DOT4 (mineral stuff) is what you want for the road.Working on the suspension shouldn't affect the front brakes, just remove the calipers from the discs and tie them up out of the way.

but what does PTFE stand for?After Brands today I reeeeally want to get these done!

Like Xerxex said: the Goodridge kits are worth the money.I've got a kit that cost me £80 or so and it's deffo made a big improvement.Any garage could do it, it's a reasonably simple job for a mechanic who know his stuff,. but they'll probably charge you over the odds cos it can be a bit messy.

smallred wrote

but what does PTFE stand for?

Plumber's Tape For Everything.

smallred wrote

but what does PTFE stand for?

PolyTetraFlouroEthylene.Super Slippy non sticky stuff......

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