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Old 01-14-11, 11:17 AM
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Disc brake cable guides

I have a 2004 Airborne Carpe Diem that I'd like to convert from canti's to disc. It's possible to have either on this frame.

The problem is there are no cable guides on the brake side of the frame for the rear brake.

Does anyone know of any solutions, other than zip ties, that can be used for this? I've only seen one bike like this (Raleigh Sojourn) that doesn't appear to have cable guides but I can't find a picture large enough to tell what they are using.

Thank you
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I assume that you have disc brake mounting bosses on the frame, otherwise the project is DOA.

There are metal clips made to hold cables, but the tube diameter selection is limited. Or you might try to locate some of the glue on guides used for carbon frames, but I wouldn't bother. Turns out that not only are cable ties the easiest solution, but they work as well or better than most of the other options.

What's your objection to using cable ties?
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Old 01-14-11, 11:27 AM
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Theres adhesive stick on guides you can get, an anchor spot to use a Zip tie
just around the cable housing, to hold it down .

May be some zip tie anchor pieces made to pop rivet on as well.
Maybe some aluminum frame builders know their sources..

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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
I assume that you have disc brake mounting bosses on the frame, otherwise the project is DOA.

There are metal clips made to hold cables, but the tube diameter selection is limited. Or you might try to locate some of the glue on guides used for carbon frames, but I wouldn't bother. Turns out that not only are cable ties the easiest solution, but they work as well or better than most of the other options.

What's your objection to using cable ties?
Yes, this frame has both canti bosses and disc mounts.

Well, I have no objections to using them, it's just I already know about those, so I was wanting to see if there was other, better options.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Theres adhesive stick on guides you can get, an anchor spot to use a Zip tie
just around the cable housing, to hold it down .

May be some zip tie anchor pieces made to pop rivet on as well.
Maybe some aluminum frame builders know their sources..
I think this is sort of what Raleigh is using. I'll see if I can find something like that. Thanks.
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