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Old 04-21-05, 10:21 PM   #1
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Replacing brake cables ...

Hi All,

I'm trying to replace a frayed brake cable on a bike equiped with Sora STIs ... unfortunately, I can't seem to locate where on the STI unit I can get at the end of the brake cable ... I'm hesitant to start taking the STI apart as I assume that (a) there is a relatively easy way to get at the brake cable and (b) I don't want to spend 2 days trying to put it back together .

So ... am I missing something obvious or do I actually need to take off part of the housing or something?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-21-05, 10:53 PM   #2
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If you peek into the crack that is formed when you squeeze the brake lever you will be able to see the head of your brake cable. It helps if you use a flash light the first time or two. If it doesn't come when you push on the cable from the brake end you might have to help it a little by pulling on the head with a needle nose pliers. Try not to disturbe the little metal dowell that the cable fits into because it's basically just held in place by brake cable tension.
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Thanks for the replys, and the tip about the dowell ... definitely would have thought that it was secured better than that if I hadn't been warned.

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