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    Mounting rear brake cable

    Gents,
    Instead of running a rear brake cable using clamps on the TT, I'd like to drill and tap cable stops under the TT. Any idea where I can get threaded 'stops?' Also, my apologies if I'm using the wrong terminology for the 'stops.' Is there a correct name for such a thing, assuming it exists?

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbUSA View Post
    Gents,
    Instead of running a rear brake cable using clamps on the TT, I'd like to drill and tap cable stops under the TT. Any idea where I can get threaded 'stops?' Also, my apologies if I'm using the wrong terminology for the 'stops.' Is there a correct name for such a thing, assuming it exists?

    Mike
    I don't believe a drill and tap cable stop exists.

    Usually they are brazed on.

    Plus it is hard to tap any semi-modern tubing due to the thin walls (can't get enough threads on a tube less than a mm thick.) Then imagine it holding braking forces... would probably fail very quickly.

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    You might want to try posting this in the Framebuilders section,if any one would know,it would be them. Also,you might be able to buy some from someone in there too.


    Edit: you might also consider rivets to hold them.
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    Thank you for the info.

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    You don't say how good your bike is, but if it's in the lower end of the spectrum, you might try this.

    A lot of bikes used to run the brake cable inside the top tube. Low end bikes just had a hole drilled in the top tube with something round used appropriately to make a nice entry into and out of the top tube - rough but it works. To use, you run the outer cable the in one hole, down the tube and out the other. It sounds like a nightmare to install but the couple I've done proved to be dead simple.

    Worth a try?

    If it's a really nice frame though ... ask a frame builder to braze the correct fittings on.

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