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Old 08-28-08, 07:48 AM   #1
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Can you install a CETMA with brake and gear cables?

I'm thinking installing a CETMA on my new globe commuter but I was wondering if there were issue with the mess of cable on the front of my bike.

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Old 08-28-08, 07:59 AM   #2
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I don't have a "real" CETMA rack but I didn't have any trouble mounting my home-welded CETM clone. Just make sure you're careful when you tuck the cables back and allow for movement as you turn the handlebars.



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(1) that's homegrown? good work - how long did it take you and what tubes did you use?
(2) re: cables: do you have issues with shifting and braking with the cable tucked behind the vertical rails?
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(1) yes, completely home made by me. It only took about an hour to make but I planned it all out before I started and I had all the tools I needed to make it happen (drill press, welder, conduit bender, etc.). I am completely self taught when it comes to welding and metal work so I was pretty happy with how it came out. The curved front/side tube is 1/2" steel conduit, the rest is 3/4"x1/8" steel bar stock. I used conduit hangers for the handlebar attachment points.

(2) I have not experienced any shifting/braking problems when using the rack and the cable housings pop right back out to where they are supposed to be when I remove the rack.

(3) I intentionally mounted my CETMA clone very high so I wouldn't block my dynamo powered headlamp. If I were mounting the "platform" lower I might have run the cables over the vertical rails rather than smooshing them back like I did.
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(3) I intentionally mounted my CETMA clone very high so I wouldn't block my dynamo powered headlamp. If I were mounting the "platform" lower I might have run the cables over the vertical rails rather than smooshing them back like I did.
In a similar situation I moved my headlamp from the location yours is to the front underside of the rack. This would allow you to mount the rack lower.
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