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Old 01-31-09, 03:04 AM   #1
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Help finding brake housing guide

I have a aluminum track bike that did not come with cable guides for rear brake. Short of zip-tying the brake cable to top tube (which may rub the paint), what are my options? Steel housing guides I found on ebay are typically for small tubed steel bikes. I found Jagwire stick on cable guide part DCA007, but it is for hydraulic brake cable (6mm dia, instead of 5mm for mechanical cable). These may work but cable will flop around inside the loop. I would like to find a better solution. Any ideas, please help.
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A brake on a track bike, why?
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depending on the thickness of the tube, you can use worm drive clamps.
I'm surprised that the track bike has an eyelet for a rear brake at all.
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/157...Hose-Guide.htm

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/175...ide-3-Pack.htm
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You wouldn't think that cable routing would be the part of a project that would have you stumped but that's the way it often is.

"Problem Solvers Backstop" is a clamp on cable stop that comes in 4 different tube sizes. They were originally designed for fitting V-brakes to bikes that came with cantilevers and lacked the necessary rear cable stop. They're not real cheap and I wouldn't call them elegant looking, but I think they'd work.
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backstop

I have the older ones, they look a little better.
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What is the diameter of your top tube?
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http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=10197

I used these to add a cable guide on my Winwood disc fork which came with none. I'm using mechanical disc brakes with it and they grip the 5mm brake housing just fine.
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A brake on a track bike, why?
To ride on the road, perhaps? :
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Great, I found what I was looking for -- thanks joejack951!

bikeinfool, i am going to ride as single speed on street for a while, so i need (actually don't need, but just good sense) a rear brake

AEO, luckily it came with provision for rear brake, although no cable guides

Soil Sampler, that one is 6mm loop for thicker hydraulic cable. i am looking for 5mm loop.

Retro Grouch, Backstop is good but my top tube is pretty thick for it to work. i think a plastic clip solution is lighter and seems adequate for now

thanks everyone.
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Great, I found what I was looking for -- thanks joejack951!

bikeinfool, i am going to ride as single speed on street for a while, so i need (actually don't need, but just good sense) a rear brake

thanks everyone.
You NEED a brake,you can't skid a SS, a front will do you more good than a rear.
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actually, i am putting both brakes on, even though i usually use the front brake only.
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