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Old 11-08-12, 04:58 PM
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cny-bikeman 
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Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Previous bikes:Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fave), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.

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You have not discovered an exception to the rules of physics, nor is your bike haunted. The problem has to be either cable or caliper. Given the amount of friction that would be required for the cable to prevent release of a normally functioning front caliper it pretty much has to be the caliper. The caliper should not just open smoothly - it should be very difficult to close by hand, and snap open immediately when released if no cable is installed.
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