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    Linear-pulls on a cantilever frame...CantiLinear!

    I just built up a '97 Trek 970 steel frame. All good, except the cantilever noodle around the seat tube rather than a cable housing stop. So, I did some thinking, and came up with this design. It seems to work quite well, even with the v-brake levers. What do you think? Anyone else come up with another (hopefully better) idea for using linear pulls on a cantilever-only frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elderfelder
    I just built up a '97 Trek 970 steel frame. All good, except the cantilever noodle around the seat tube rather than a cable housing stop. So, I did some thinking, and came up with this design. It seems to work quite well, even with the v-brake levers. What do you think? Anyone else come up with another (hopefully better) idea for using linear pulls on a cantilever-only frame?

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    um...seems to be for me...

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    you could use a full run of cable housing from lever to brakes.

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    How does it brake? I don't see any problem why you can't set up the linear brake normally, with the noodle properly installed, unless of course you have brake/lever issues. Very innovative though.

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    I did run full housing for a while, and had it zip-tied to the frame to keep it in place, but wanted a more elegant solution. As for the braking, I can lock up on dry pavement (not that that's a good idea) without too much strain. Also, I couldn't route the cable normally for linear-pulls, because there isn't enough room for the housing to make the proper bend.
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    If it works, id go with it.

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    I guess if it works ok then go with it.

    That frame is a 1995 model year, BTW.

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    If it stops you safely, +1 for innovation.

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