Bicycle Mechanics - trek braze on brake tube,houseing wont fit thru.
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05-28-05, 09:48 AM
My trek 930 singletrack mtb hardtail has a small tube brazed into the top of the seat tube ,has canti brakes on it now, but i got a deal on xt 739s off ebay, is the houseing suspposed to run thru the tube to the rear brakes? i build this frame up from scratch looks real nice, its my do all bike, shoot im to old for mountain riding anymore..............29erRick, RIDE SAFE.
Only the cable itself runs through that tube. If you want to use V-brakes you would by-pass the tube and run the cable and housing to a "noodle", which terminates the housing. If a noodle was not included with your brakes you can pick one up at your LBS.
05-28-05, 11:51 AM
There's a couple of ways to solve your problem:
To get your V brake to work, you have to have a cable housing to stabilize the noodle. There are clamp-on cable stops available in a variety of sizes to fit the various size frame tubes. The brand name is Problem Solvers. Regular retail on them is about $25.00.
A less elegant but less costly solution is to run a continuous cable housing all the way from the brake lever to the noodle. Use cable ties to secure it to the top tube.
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