Jan 17, 12 18:20
Tom, come on, get real, you know that tubing is reqiured to get there. Do you really think they cross drilled the whole frame.
Tom A. wrote:
You are limiting yourself by thinking of a hydraulic run only being accomplished in tubing...
I've operated a lot of hydraulic heavy machinery. Other than filling an entire frame tube (which is certainly possible, but not so light), there is flexible tubing and rigid tubing. Are there other realistic options? If yes, what are they?
I believe the flexible "tubing" is called hydraulic hose.
Yes, good point, that is what it is correctly called. But, short of filling a whole frame element with hydraulic fluid, other than a small "tube" (rigid, flexible, whatever) how else do you move fluid? If there is another practical way to transmit hydraulic pressure on a bike, I'd be interested to hear it.
Any sort of passageway is fine. Have you ever looked at the valve body of an automatic transmission? ;-) (slightly off-topic...I LOVE how non-electronically controlled automatic transmissions are designed. Fluid logic, baby!)
The point is, I was responding to an assertion that hydraulic tubing can't be routed much differently than traditional cabling, which isn't necessarily true. Just look at a "banjo fitting" at the end of a hydraulic line. Are you going to be able to make a cable do a 90 deg turn like that in the same space? I don't think so...
(This post was edited by yme on Jan 17, 12 18:21)