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Removing Cable from Non-Aero Lever w/o Cutting

Old 05-22-16, 07:51 PM
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Removing Cable from Non-Aero Lever w/o Cutting

I didn't think I'd have to come on here and ask this, but I'm having no luck with google or youtube... How can I remove the cable from this Dia Compe lever without cutting it? I want to change the hoods. It has has brand new cables so I really don't want to cut them, and even if I wanted to I couldn't because I don't have proper cable cutters.


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Well part of the answer is nicely just out of view in shot #2 ... But this lever looks to have a cable end fitting, in the lever, with a slotted feature. If enough slack is had the cable head can be pushed out of the seat and then removed through the slot. Try loosening the caliper/center pull's anchor bolt. If the frame has slotted stops you might remove the casing end from a stop to gain slack. You only need part of an inch of slack to slip the cable head out and from the slot. Andy.
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If there wasn't a slot at the lever, you still wouldn't have to cut anything so long as you could remove the crimp at the end of the cable. Unfasten the cable at the brake caliper and slide it out through the face of the lever. Replace your hoods then put the cable back together and adjust your brakes.

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Disconnect the cable at the brake caliper.
Pull the housing out of the brake lever a couple of inches
Grab the inner cable and push into the brake lever an inch, and it should come out through picture # 2.
Slide it out of the slot, then pull it back out of the lever.
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Thanks guys, I got it.
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