Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: western wisconsin
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On the older bikes I have owned in the past, I always changed the brake lines to steel braided. I considered twenty year old rubber lines as possibly unsafe.
In theory, steel braided lines will not expand like rubber lines under pressure, thus you will have better brake feel at the lever/pedal. And they are more durable. I probably won't be changing my lines any time soon, my brakes seem fine to me.