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    How to install disc brake cable?

    I'm a bit at a lost here regarding disc brake as I am more used to regular brakes installation. Can some one point me or give me some tips on installing the cable for the disc brakes?
    Do I need to squeeze the lever while installing the brakes? How about squeezing the caliper?

    thanks.

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    Same way as regular brakes.

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    If it's a BB7, the cable should be connected without any squeezing of the lever. Cable should be barely taut, making sure that it doesn't pull the brake mechanism as it is connected.
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    It's a Hayes MX-2 unit.

    I think the metal cable is now moving freely within the housing.

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    In my experience, it's best to use full housing with cable disc brakes. Do not squeeze either the lever or the caliper. Hayes should have install instructions online for your brakes, check it out.
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    When I switched to a BB7 Road front disc, I put a cable adjuster in the housing path, since there is not an easy to adjust cable tension at the caliper or brake lever. Might be worth considering for ease of adjustment.
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    Get a new cable.
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