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Old 03-10-11, 10:50 PM   #1
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Bike Noob looking for help with brakes!

So I recently ordered the Windsor "The Hour" fixed hear off of BD, and I love it so far. Just one problem, I can't really figure out where to attach the break cable on the breaks they gave me. Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm kinda new to all this.

Here's a photo of the brakes, http://img860.imageshack.us/i/001u.jpg/
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Old 03-10-11, 11:06 PM   #2
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you need to cut it after it goes through the 2 mechanisms~
the cable should end an inch or so below the clamping-hex-tighten-able mechanism thing.

1. make sure metal cable is inside black plastic "housing"
2. black housing should end on the very top (first) mechanisum with metal wire going through only
3. metal cable goes through the hex bolt tightenable mechanisum and comes out from the bottom
4. tighten hex bolt while you clamp your brake pads together with your hand
5. cut the cable that sticks out to fit
*optional 6. put the ... protector metal "cable end" and plier it down to clamp down the end of the metal cable to prevent fraying

fk i wrote all this and realized you should probably google a youtube video on how to install brake. i think i've seen a "park tools" one on how to install brake. sry my youtube doesnt work. cant link you. cheers!
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You saved the day sir, thanks a lot!
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Old 03-11-11, 12:35 AM   #4
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breaks =/= brakes for future reference.
We're way bigger sticklers for that on vwvortex though
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Just realized that now, ugh. That's what I get for typing fast while falling asleep on my keyboard.
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Just realized that now, ugh. That's what I get for typing fast while falling asleep on my keyboard.
No worries. Moar pics of biek?
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And we're done here.

Glad you figured it out thanks to mucky the break master's help.

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