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Removing brake cable from cantilevers brakes?

I have my first set of cantilever brakes. How is the brake cable removed from the brake set?

As I turn the screw that holds the cable the cable just binds.

Is that backing nut just removed then the cable slips out through the center of the screw?

I am guess that I have the cable so twisted up, it is not coming out without cutting it.

Where did I mess up ? Is that particular cable a one shot deal once installed? Of no how do I prevent crushing it?


Also will I at some time need to replace the small cable that goes from shoe to shoe? If so do I replace the whole assembly or does that center clamp come off somehow?
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