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Old 03-18-17, 09:48 AM
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Cable on old center pull brakes

On center pull breaks where there's 3" or so of cable connecting the two arms (and then the separate cable that does the pulling) would one just replace that with 3" or so of new break cable wire?
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Old 03-18-17, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by jorglueke View Post
On center pull breaks where there's 3" or so of cable connecting the two arms (and then the separate cable that does the pulling) would one just replace that with 3" or so of new break cable wire?
It depends on the brake (not break). The key is that the cable head has to match that brake arm. Also, most Centerville brakes use a double ended yoke cable, so there's no way to secure the other end of a single ended cable.
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What specific kind of centerpull brake are you working with? Like FB pointed out, different brake models used different straddle/yoke cables. Replacements for yours may be available, or there may be ways to improvise one. Not knowing what kind of brake you have makes it hard to help with specific solutions.

As for the single/double ended cable issue FB mentioned... There are adjustable cable ends or "knarps" available that can sometimes be used to overcome that issue.

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Old 03-18-17, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
What specific kind of centerpull brake are you working with? Like FB pointed out, different brake models used different straddle/yoke cables. Replacements for yours may be available, or there may be ways to improvise one. Not knowing what kind of brake you have makes it hard to help with specific solutions.

As for the single/double ended cable issue FB mentioned... There are adjustable cable ends or "knarps" available that can sometimes be used to overcome that issue.
It's a Shimano Tourney, like this
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A Dia-Compe Straddle Cable would probably fit that fine.
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
A Dia-Compe Straddle Cable would probably fit that fine.
+1, these are your brakes, no point in screwing around with half-measures when you can get the right part for $2.
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
A Dia-Compe Straddle Cable would probably fit that fine.
Perfect, thanks!
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