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How to set up cable housing for rear Paul Minimoto Mini-V Brake

Old 06-22-23, 04:19 PM
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How to set up cable housing for rear Paul Minimoto Mini-V Brake

As the title suggests, I need some guidance on best practices for cutting my housing for a rear minimoto..The noodle arm that comes with the brake seems awkward fitting on my small cross check frame. It doesn't "free-rotate" so it kind of just juts out and its hard to create the necessary tension. I can't find any good reference images off google for bikes with this set up in the rear. I can't tell if its because my frame is too small. Anyone who's installed these brakes, please provide insight! And bonus if you have pictures of the set up because I'm scratching my head at the set up.
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So the noodle doesn't rotate? Poor design if that's true. I was going to suggest a flexible noodle but it looks like these take proprietary noodles.


This is how it looks on my friend's bike. I do see how these may play nicer on a compact geometry frame vs. traditional horizontal top tube.

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I wish I could post a picture, but I haven't posted enough, but if you look up an image, you'll see what I'm talking about. The noodle is seated in a slot on the brake arm.
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I think the only thing you can do is play around with the cable housing length.
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I can see how that noodle that doesn't rotate would be problematic on a bike with a low top tube. I'd contact Paul Components and see if they have any suggestions.
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You are allowed to bend the noodle to soften the arc between the cable stop and the caliper. I suggest doing it off the bike and using care to ensure a gentle arc. Use a longer section of housing as needed.
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Originally Posted by bikroscopist
As the title suggests, I need some guidance on best practices for cutting my housing for a rear minimoto..The noodle arm that comes with the brake seems awkward fitting on my small cross check frame. It doesn't "free-rotate" so it kind of just juts out and its hard to create the necessary tension. I can't find any good reference images off google for bikes with this set up in the rear. I can't tell if its because my frame is too small. Anyone who's installed these brakes, please provide insight! And bonus if you have pictures of the set up because I'm scratching my head at the set up.
Is the noodle just screwed in too tightly? Back it off half a turn so it's free. Or is it the angle with the cable, or length of the cable that's a problem? You could dump the noodle and just run the cable into the nut; you'd need an adjuster that fits the nut thread (or make one by drilling out a bolt),
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