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    internal brake tips/tricks?

    So, I got my Klein Q-Carbon frame in today, and have her all built up with the exception of the rear brake cable... any tips or tricks for fishing that darn cable through the top tube? Thanks
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    If you can position the frame so that the exit hole for the brake cable is on the bottom I've found it's relatively easy to fish the cable through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    If you can position the frame so that the exit hole for the brake cable is on the bottom I've found it's relatively easy to fish the cable through.
    cool, i was just doing that, I had it laying on the bed, my g-f came in...shook her head...and went back out of the room lol...
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    If the seatpost is out and the top tube is open at it's junction with the seat tube, you can stick a finger into the top tube and guide the cable out of the exit hole. I used to do this with a Trek 1420 frame.

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    got it !
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    A piece of string, and a vacuum cleaner. Pull the string thru first, and then the cable. You have to make sure that the only way the air can go is from the inlet to the outlet, so tape up any other holes, and tape the hose to seal it tight to the outlet. Feed the string slowly, and the vacuum should pull it thru. It isn't foolproof, but I used to do it on Cannondale Super V swingarms.

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    Strong magnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dahoyle View Post
    A piece of string, and a vacuum cleaner. Pull the string thru first, and then the cable. You have to make sure that the only way the air can go is from the inlet to the outlet, so tape up any other holes, and tape the hose to seal it tight to the outlet. Feed the string slowly, and the vacuum should pull it thru. It isn't foolproof, but I used to do it on Cannondale Super V swingarms.
    Thats ingenious. I've got little awls that have different shaped tips, and one of them is shaped like a hook that I use to kind of guide it through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgearinker View Post
    So, I got my Klein Q-Carbon frame in today, and have her all built up with the exception of the rear brake cable... any tips or tricks for fishing that darn cable through the top tube? Thanks
    I've found it easier to fish the inner cable through the frame and out the hole than the housing, so what I have done, successfully numerous times, is run the inner cable through first and then feed the housing through over it.

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