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May 13th, 2003, 09:32 PM
Hey my Friend is having trouble with the cable for the rear brake.
If anyone has the Avids Mech. . Please give a tip on how to tie up the rear cable. He has it with zip ties ,but it seems let the cable slide and than it sticks. Causing the brakes to lock up.What I'm asking is there a way to fasin(after market part e.t.c.) the cable so it doesn't fly all over the place,but also gives it enough play to work properly.
May 13th, 2003, 09:48 PM
I put Avids on my girls bike. I used thier Full Metal Jacket cables. Its a steel tube the cable runs thru to get rid of the housing compression when you pull the lever and you can tie them down good with wire ties with no problems.
The biggest thing i've found to be helpfull is to disconnect the shock so you can run the suspension thru it's full travel and then experiment with cable routing, length and tie points to get the best performance. I use a single run of Jagwire from the lever to the rear brake and it works fine...Bob
I also put a couple of wraps of self sealing electrical tape around the stays (or what ever area you are tie to) to protect the paint and the stuff is sticky and soft so it has a tendency to hold the cable in place after it's ty wraped. There are some clips and stops available from places like www.thethirdhand.com mostly fit big tube sizes though, still might want to look...
May 14th, 2003, 12:03 AM
Thanks for the info:)
check with a Cannondale dealer....They (cannondale) make double ended zip ties that work great for hydraulic and cable brake lines....
May 22nd, 2004, 03:00 PM
very late, I know, sorry. I just joined up, was reading the forums, and came across this. I think a good tip is to wrap a small piece of inner tube around the cable just before zipping it off; it should stay put that way. Works great for me. Hope it helps.
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