Bicycle Mechanics - front brake cable mounting
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i want to put a longer stem/riser on my older mtn bike. now the brake cable routes thru the stem and down to the centerpull brakes. do i just need a bracket to mount to the fork neck that swivels with the front fork? is this bracket fairly easy to find?
08-06-10, 02:30 PM
Headset cable hanger. (http://www.harborcountrybike.com/TEKTRO_FRONT_CABLE_HANGER_BLACK_28_8_FOR_11_8_HEAD_p/bkpt1032.htm) Not familiar with that shop. Might need a 1" if your MTB is really olde. If your stem is really low, you might need a noodle, too.
does it go on the bottom of the headtube nearest the fork or on the top? it is a rigid fork.
08-06-10, 03:01 PM
It goes up top, just like a spacer. Hopefully you currently have that much spacer under your stem (if threadless) or under your headset nut (if threaded).
Rigid fork doesn't matter as much as:
1. diameter of fork steerer tube
2. how much room stackwise you have on your fork's steerer tube.
If you've a threaded fork and it's 1", luckily Dimension makes a much slimmer hanger.
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