Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
The U formed by the Housing & cable path Has been a problem with Step thru frames
with the side pull brake on the seat stay, pulling from Below.
I saw them in repairs , the brake seized, because the water had settled in the housing and rusted the cable ..
At sub 0C, water may be freezing in the space.. you got the cable boot in place?
adding a V Brake boot to my Mk2 Brommy was simple to do, the new ones have an equivalent ,
though it could be forming a better seal .. and greasing the cable may help ,
they adopted a coated cable, but the coating wears through ..
I changed brake levers, and used the die drawn cable the shop had when I put it back together ..
Last edited by fietsbob; 11-25-13 at 10:31 AM.