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    Junior Member 29erRick's Avatar
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    trek braze on brake tube,houseing wont fit thru.

    My trek 930 singletrack mtb hardtail has a small tube brazed into the top of the seat tube ,has canti brakes on it now, but i got a deal on xt 739s off ebay, is the houseing suspposed to run thru the tube to the rear brakes? i build this frame up from scratch looks real nice, its my do all bike, shoot im to old for mountain riding anymore..............29erRick, RIDE SAFE.

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    Sometimes knows stuff. rmfnla's Avatar
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    Only the cable itself runs through that tube. If you want to use V-brakes you would by-pass the tube and run the cable and housing to a "noodle", which terminates the housing. If a noodle was not included with your brakes you can pick one up at your LBS.
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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    There's a couple of ways to solve your problem:

    To get your V brake to work, you have to have a cable housing to stabilize the noodle. There are clamp-on cable stops available in a variety of sizes to fit the various size frame tubes. The brand name is Problem Solvers. Regular retail on them is about $25.00.

    A less elegant but less costly solution is to run a continuous cable housing all the way from the brake lever to the noodle. Use cable ties to secure it to the top tube.

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