Hi, I've got a really old Raleigh road bike that's all ready to go but for the brakes.. and I'd like to attempt to sort that out myself, unless I find out it's inadvisable for whatever reasons. I haven't done anything on bicycles before but I have done other mechanical things.
The bike has side-pull type brakes front and back. Cable is fitted to the back but the cable/lever assembly is missing a part that would hold it in place while the inner cable is pulled through, so the whole cable is loose.
Front brake is missing all lever and cable parts.
So I guess my questions are these:
Do you know of a guide on the Internet that should help me to fit brake levers and cables?
What parts do I need to buy? - I'm thinking about sending this question to wiggle.co.uk and asking them for a list of the components I'd need.. but I'm also wondering if I might be better off looking on ebay.
Extra info: Mainly want the bike to be functional.. aesthetics and such are not important, but the parts should cost as little as possible.