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Are ST-5800 shifters compatible with hydraulic brakes?

As an alternative to the expense of upgrading to hydraulic STIs, there are cable-to-hydraulic adapters available. I recall seeing some Genesis road bikes equipped with them in a local bike shop. We ...
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Are ST-5800 shifters compatible with hydraulic brakes?

You need to change your shifters. Brake levers designed to pull wires cannot be modified to push fluid. You might choose to install hydraulic brake calipers that are cable-operated but that's just an ...
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New Hydraulic hoses sealed

Usually the hoses need cutting down and a new barb fitting (supplied in the box), making the question redundant. The olive is in the shifter body already. If you don't need to cut down the hose, you ...
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Are ST-5800 shifters compatible with hydraulic brakes?

STIs include the internals actuating the brakes, i.e. the mechanism pulling the cable or the reservoir including the brake fluid etc. For this reason, they are not interchangable, even within the same ...
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How long does an open jar of DOT grease last?

A long time. Assuming you can store the container well maybe the rest of your cycling life unless you go on a brake maintenance bender. It’s silicon based grease that won’t dissolve in DOT fluid or ...
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How to temporarily plug hydraulic brake hoses to route them through frame without leaking fluid

Normally you would route the hydraulic line before filling up the system and thus the line will be dry and clean. Once routed through the frame people rarely remove and reuse them, so your problem is ...
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How to temporarily plug hydraulic brake hoses to route them through frame without leaking fluid

Some internal cable routing kits will include a rubber sleeve to slip the end of the hose into and that sleeve is attached at the end to the line that gets dragged through your frame so that could ...
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How long does an open jar of DOT grease last?

As others have mentioned, keeping it covered when not in use and storing it at a consistent temperature will greatly help keep free from contamination and stable. One additional thing that you will ...
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Front hydraulic brake lever dislodged

Initial thoughts: I see an internal circlip being used in some weird way. These are supposed to sit inside a groove machined inside a bore, and therefore are fully supported by the groove all the way ...
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How long does an open jar of DOT grease last?

The grease will last for decades if not longer, provided its in a sealed container like a wide-mouth screwtop jar or a screw-mouthed squeezable toothpaste-like tube: The small amount of air trapped ...
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New Hydraulic hoses sealed

The number of views and the lack of answers has allowed me to determine that what I have has been pre-assembled and tested for a specific manufacturer. I am guessing that the hoses were disconnected ...
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