Old 05-10-14, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
Not completely sure of your nomenclature. But the primary cable (from the brake lever to the canti straddle/cross cable) usually has a clip with anchor bolt which tugs the on straddle cable. This clip's anchor bolt is loosened and the primary cable is pulled out through the bolt's tiny hole. Some more modern Shimano cantis have the primary cable serving as one half of the straddle cable and a "link" wire as the other half. The primary cable still is held with an anchor bolt, although sometimes the bolt has a plate that clamps the cable. Either way the anchor bolt is loosened and the cable is removed.

What am I missing in your question? It is a very simple system. much like many other brake and gear cable anchoring systems. Any chance of a photo? words are easily mis read. Andy.

Yep you understand it exactly. The cable is not going to pull through because the cable is not crushed either do to my twisting or perhaps it was already crushed by the LBS on initial install. Besides there is that end cap that is crimped to the end of the cable that would need to be removed anyway. So it is an install once and if reinstalled I need to replace the primary cable?

So if I need to disconnect the cable for disassembly for a tour, I would disconnect the straddle cable from the brake set instead? Seems that is a lot easier.
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