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    cleanest way to run brakelines

    Ive got a raleigh rush hour. Im running a rear brake line down the frame with plastic pull ties right now to keep it snug.

    Anyone know of a cleaner way to run a line down the frame?

    so far ideas ive came up with:
    hot glue
    drilling a whole in each side of the frame and running the line threw (yikes)
    small clips with double sided tape (dont know if these exist)

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    You can get zipties that have a cable guide built in to it to make it look abit prettier.

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    Senior Member CampyGuy's Avatar
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    Loose Screws has a whole bunch of cable guides, they have plastic ones, metal ones, and even Campy ones if your feeling fancy.
    http://www.thethirdhand.com/index.cg...d=220812224359

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    Hydraulic or cable?

    What kind of fittings does your bike have? It sounds to me like you may heve retro-fitted a rear disc brake to a V-brake bike.

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    Some 70's-era frames came without braze-on cable guides and had clamp on ones instead. +1 to loose screws for finding these. The less housing you use, the less friction.

    Of course, now I look at campyguy's link and realize he's beaten me to it.

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