Bicycle Mechanics - broken chain vs. broken brake cable
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08-20-07, 11:17 PM
Trying to settle a debate on what's more common. What's your experience?
08-20-07, 11:22 PM
Chain for sure.
Shifter Cable > Chain > Brake Cable
I've had a few cables break at the "head". They beat chain failures 2 to 1 in my case.
08-21-07, 12:29 AM
08-21-07, 06:35 AM
For me, neither. I've never broken either on my bikes.
However, I've had to repair two other rider's broken chains on the road so I guess I have to vote for chains.
Never had a broken chain or brake cable but have had a couple of shift cables break.
08-21-07, 09:33 AM
I've never had a chain or cable break ever. Although I had a front brake arm snap off and jam the front wheel once.:eek:
08-21-07, 01:01 PM
I've also never had a chain or cable of any sort break. I think most breaks are some sort of mechanical failure, the mechanic was a failure in setting it up properly.
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