Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Bikes: Low-end Cannondale Road Bike (my pride & joy)
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help! corrosion on brake-line cable-stop
This completely sucks. I am replacing brake cables for the first time on one of my bikes, and I noticed some corrosion in the inside of a cable-stop (the part of the stop which the ferrule contacts). Due to the small amount of corrosion (it's white colored, not rust colored), a new ferrule won't fit into the stop. What types of metal are cable-stops typically made out of? Is there some chemical I can use to eat away the corrosion, or should I try to somehow sand it out? If I'm going to sand it out a bit, I wonder how I'm going to get some abrasive object into the small diameter of the stop.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.