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Old 12-01-19, 09:35 AM
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New frameset, what is this hose for?

I purchased a 2016, S Works, Tarmac Sl 5 frameset. Brand new, in the box. It came with a box of parts. Some rubber plugs, a optional derailleur hanger, heaset, etc. Also in the box is a piece of rubber hose about 18" long, (edit: .5" diameter with . 25" diameter hole. ) made of like a foam type of rubber. I have everything accounted for except this hose . What is it for? Anyone know?

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I purchased a 2016, S Works, Tarmac Sl 5 frameset. Brand new, in the box. It came with a box of parts. Some rubber plugs, a optional derailleur hanger, heaset, etc. Also in the box is a piece of rubber hose about 18" long, made of like a foam type of rubber. I have everything accounted for except this hose . What is it for? Anyone know?
Maybe this is obvious to someone. If not, what is the diameter?
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
Maybe this is obvious to someone. If not, what is the diameter?
Good point, it's about .5" outer , .25" inner. I'll add this to the original post. Thank you

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Sounds like some sort of cable casing covering, about the correct ID for a casing to slide into and might be cut for fit. Perhaps tp protect the paint from casing rub? Andy
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Just thinking out loud here but, what are the chances it goes inside the frame around the rear brake hose to dampen rattle?
Quite a bit of clatter from the hose just laying inside that space. I believe that's where I'm using it.
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Just thinking out loud here but, what are the chances it goes inside the frame around the rear brake hose to dampen rattle?
Quite a bit of clatter from the hose just laying inside that space. I believe that's where I'm using it.
seems like a ton of hose for a tarmac brake cable.... the weight alone would be something a picky peter would complain about.
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I would guess it's for replacing cables. Often frames with internal routing come with a length of hose to use as a tool of sorts.
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