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Old 10-04-07, 08:19 PM   #1
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How to route rear brake cable on track frame (Trek T1)

I want to install a rear brake on my Trek T1 frame, but I don't know how to route the cable since there is no provision for a rear brake cable. One thought is using electric tape and running the cable with housing the whole way across the top tube.

Anyone have ideas on how to best install a rear brake cable on a track frame without frame routing?
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Old 10-04-07, 10:54 PM   #2
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Clear packing tape works well also, If you just wan't a temporary install try electric cable ties.
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Old 10-04-07, 11:41 PM   #3
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zip ties are designed to hold cables...

the fixed gear/single speed forum is a better place for the question, as this is supposed to be for actually riding on the velodrome
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Old 10-05-07, 12:13 PM   #4
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get a longish zip tie and loop it around the cable in a "alpha" shape then around the frame and pull tight. one at the front, one at the back
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Old 10-05-07, 04:37 PM   #5
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You could use cable clamps like they used on road bikes up until the 70's. They are not common items today but they often appear on ebay.
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