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    Old housing, New Brake Cables????

    I am rebuilding my '89 Miyata 1400.

    The rear brake cable is routed through the frame.

    As far as I am able to see, the housing is goes the whole length through the frame.

    to avoid the PIB of running a new housing through the frame, whould there be any major downside to just using new cables..probably teflon coated????

    thanks

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    Unless the housing is in bad shape, you should be fine. Installing new housing through internal routing is not a big deal though. Leave the old housing in place and feed in the new cable completely. Then pull the old housing out from the rear of the bike, leaving the new cable within the frame. Slide the new housing over the end of the new cable and it will follow it through the frame and out the front.

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    I would flush it out with WD-40 and grease the cable. I also live on the coast.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    WD-40 is not a good idea on a bike. the stuff is a solvent and unless you remove it ALL it will corrode the cable and housing. As Nick Burns said no big deal to replace the housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick burns View Post
    Unless the housing is in bad shape, you should be fine. Installing new housing through internal routing is not a big deal though. Leave the old housing in place and feed in the new cable completely. Then pull the old housing out from the rear of the bike, leaving the new cable within the frame. Slide the new housing over the end of the new cable and it will follow it through the frame and out the front.
    Do this. This guy has it right. This is how I do it at the shop that I work at as a tech

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    If the housing looks ok, I would go with it. Just flush it with some Tri-Flo or something like that, then lube the new cable.

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