I'm replacing the stock V-brakes on my Dahon D7 with Avid SD5s. My plan is to reuse the original brake cable which is still in good shape. So far so good, until I tried to fit the cable into the Avid noodle. The brake cable end is exactly the same diameter as the noodle end. I can't slide the brake cable into the noodle. Here's a picture:
So what to do?
Reuse stock Dahon brake noodle. Avid specifically warns in their instructions to use their noodle. Maybe it's to protect them from liability, maybe it's something real. I don't know. I could use the new plastic sleeve from Avid along with the old Dahon brake noodle.
Or, buy new brake cable. Not sure where to get thinner diameter brake cable?
Any suggestions appreciated.