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Old 10-14-06, 08:36 PM
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1 1/8" brake cable clamp

I need to clamp a brake cable to the seat tube on a mixte. I can find 1" and 1 1/4", but no 1 1/8". The bike is too nice for the zip tie I'm using now. Any suggestions? I was thinking that a clamp for a water bottle cage might work, but I can't find those either.
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Loose Screws has 1-1/8" clamps intended as front derailleur cable guides that a bit of Dremeling might make suitable for your need. Look here:

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=22912302636

Another possibility is a 1-1/4" clamp with a shim.
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I think that we've had this discussion before. 1 1/4" with some kind of spacer under it? Shimano and Wheels Manufacturing make various size spacers to match front derailleurs onto various size seat tubes. Full retail is in the $5.00 range. You might try Loose Screws or any LBS can order through QBP.
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The trouble with cutting down the steel clamp is I live by the ocean and it will rust quickly. I bought a couple of the Loose screws 1 1/4 clamps and tried to make them work with shims. I wasn't happy with the results and went back to the zip tie. Isn't it odd that you can't buy a 1 1/8" cable clamp? I didn't anticipate this problem at all. Thanks for the suggestions, anyway.
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