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Old 03-20-21, 08:15 PM
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Drag brake question


I'm looking at an application where I will be using a thumb shifter to operate a caliper as a drag brake. This is not for a tandem, but it seems like this has been done on some tandems in the past so I'm hoping someone here will have some insight.

I'm wanting to know what the best way to deal with the shift cable/brake cable mismatch. I'm assuming most people are just running a shift cable and housing to the brake. Is there a slick way to deal with the difference in housing/ferrule size at the caliper? I know that as a drag it doesn't necessarily matter much but thought maybe someone had a neat trick for this.

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