Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Bikes: Ridley Damocles, early 80's Zullo, too many more
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Routing the front brake cable
Hi, I'm putting together a Fondriest cross bike I picked up, but I'm stumped about routing the front brake cable because the cable hanger (which attaches to the fork neck, below the stem) is real close to the stem. It just has very little room for the cable to come down vertically.
I have Dura Ace levers with the brake cable coming out the back, so it can route along the outer or lower side of the handlebars. That works real well with road calipers, but I don't know how to best route it with this set up. I'd like to have it continue as far as it could along the bar, but then it would have some pretty sharp bends getting to the cable hanger.
Has anyone had any experience with this? TIA.