Bicycle Mechanics - How to install disc brake cable?
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I'm a bit at a lost here regarding disc brake as I am more used to regular brakes installation. Can some one point me or give me some tips on installing the cable for the disc brakes?
Do I need to squeeze the lever while installing the brakes? How about squeezing the caliper?
09-19-10, 07:34 PM
Same way as regular brakes.
If it's a BB7, the cable should be connected without any squeezing of the lever. Cable should be barely taut, making sure that it doesn't pull the brake mechanism as it is connected.
Avid supplies instructions which even I have been able to follow. Don't know what you are installing.
It's a Hayes MX-2 unit.
I think the metal cable is now moving freely within the housing. :mad:
09-20-10, 02:19 AM
In my experience, it's best to use full housing with cable disc brakes. Do not squeeze either the lever or the caliper. Hayes should have install instructions online for your brakes, check it out.
09-20-10, 01:46 PM
When I switched to a BB7 Road front disc, I put a cable adjuster in the housing path, since there is not an easy to adjust cable tension at the caliper or brake lever. Might be worth considering for ease of adjustment.:)
09-20-10, 10:24 PM
Get a new cable.
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