Bicycle Mechanics - cleanest way to run brakelines
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05-28-07, 11:02 AM
Ive got a raleigh rush hour. Im running a rear brake line down the frame with plastic pull ties right now to keep it snug.
Anyone know of a cleaner way to run a line down the frame?
so far ideas ive came up with:
drilling a whole in each side of the frame and running the line threw (yikes)
small clips with double sided tape (dont know if these exist)
05-28-07, 11:39 AM
You can get zipties that have a cable guide built in to it to make it look abit prettier.
05-28-07, 11:46 AM
Loose Screws has a whole bunch of cable guides, they have plastic ones, metal ones, and even Campy ones if your feeling fancy.
05-28-07, 01:15 PM
Hydraulic or cable?
What kind of fittings does your bike have? It sounds to me like you may heve retro-fitted a rear disc brake to a V-brake bike.
05-29-07, 07:22 AM
Some 70's-era frames came without braze-on cable guides and had clamp on ones instead. +1 to loose screws for finding these. The less housing you use, the less friction.
Of course, now I look at campyguy's link and realize he's beaten me to it.
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