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Old 08-06-10, 02:23 PM   #1
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front brake cable mounting

i want to put a longer stem/riser on my older mtn bike. now the brake cable routes thru the stem and down to the centerpull brakes. do i just need a bracket to mount to the fork neck that swivels with the front fork? is this bracket fairly easy to find?
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Headset cable hanger. Not familiar with that shop. Might need a 1" if your MTB is really olde. If your stem is really low, you might need a noodle, too.
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does it go on the bottom of the headtube nearest the fork or on the top? it is a rigid fork.
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It goes up top, just like a spacer. Hopefully you currently have that much spacer under your stem (if threadless) or under your headset nut (if threaded).

Rigid fork doesn't matter as much as:

1. diameter of fork steerer tube
2. how much room stackwise you have on your fork's steerer tube.

If you've a threaded fork and it's 1", luckily Dimension makes a much slimmer hanger.

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