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Old 06-08-09, 08:55 PM   #1
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Cable housing stops for brakes

A friend recently bought an old cruiser from the 70's or so. A quick overlook of the bike that it's previous owner really knew how to take care of it. I'm sure this is rare. Aside from a rear wheel slightly out of true and a barely-loose BB, it was fine. However, she wants to somehow replace the black wire ties that are holding the brake and shifter cables on the top tube. Can you use housing stops for brake cables? I assume you can't considering how tight they would need to be to accommodate braking force.

Just thought of something. White wire ties. The frame is yellow, the housing wight.
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Huh? The bike has housing stops but they're not currently in use? Of course brakes can use housing stops. Is it running full housings instead? More description or photos...
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No, there are no braze-ons. She wants to use the housing stops that wrap around the top tube and stay in place via friction. You clamp them down. I imagine you couldn't run brake cables through clamp-on housing stops because the force on the housing stop would cause it to slide down the tube under heavy braking. Sorry for the confussion. No pics.
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Sounds like you just need some proper top tube cable clamps.
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A friend recently bought an old cruiser from the 70's or so. A quick overlook of the bike that it's previous owner really knew how to take care of it. I'm sure this is rare. Aside from a rear wheel slightly out of true and a barely-loose BB, it was fine. However, she wants to somehow replace the black wire ties that are holding the brake and shifter cables on the top tube. Can you use housing stops for brake cables? I assume you can't considering how tight they would need to be to accommodate braking force.

Just thought of something. White wire ties. The frame is yellow, the housing wight.
There are clamp-on cable housing stops like these:
http://biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?d=...id=TK-105A/14S

but you'll have to know the exact diameter of the tube you're going to clamp on to. Also, it's going to look pretty funky if the tube is curved.

If it's an old-style cruiser, you're probably better off with continuous housing and basic clips like these:
http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi..._id=SH-6201040
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