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Tektro 1277A Front Brake Cable Hanger - install problem

Old 04-28-13, 09:20 AM
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Tektro 1277A Front Brake Cable Hanger - install problem

I am installing new brakes on my older Bianchi light touring frame.

I wanted to use a fork mounted Tektro 1277A front cable hanger but the included hardware is going to be a problem. The female 'sleeve' (sorry I do not know the right term for this type of fastener) is too large to fit through the mounting hole in the fork. The bolt itself fits through fine.

Just wondering the best plan here. Should I go buy a longer bolt that would go all the way through the fork crown and could be fixed with a washer/nut? Should I drill out the hole on the back of the fork crown so the female 'sleeve' will fit?

Or should I completely scrap the idea of the using this hanger?



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Old 04-28-13, 09:43 AM
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It sounds to me like you are replacing a through bolt brake with a flush nut brake. Assuming that's the case, are you replacing the rear brake too?

Drilling out the back of the fork to fit the flush hexnut is a relatively simple process. If you are sure that you have a hex nut the right length to fit your fork, that's what I would do. Some folks put a dab of paint in the drilled out hole but i never worried about that.

The back is a little more interesting because there's no way to get a drill between the brake bridge and the seat tube and if you drill all the way through, the hole for the brake bolt will be too big. I just chuck the same drill bit in a vice grip and twist it by hand. It's easy and it doesn't take very long to drill halfway through the brake bridge.
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Old 04-28-13, 10:06 AM
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The part you're talking about is made for frames that take recessed brakes. Personally I would drill the frame out unless it was some sort of valuable vintage collectable. The other option is to use a regular nut and small, fiddly fingers to spin the nut all the way down so that it snugs up on the inside of the front hole. I've done that with fender mounts and it works fine. Nylocs are a good idea if you have 'em handy, if not loctite or a lock washer under the nut.
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Old 04-28-13, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I ended up drilling the rear hole to the required size. Worked very well- no hassle and it actually looks great- nice and tidy.

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Old 04-28-13, 01:26 PM
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I think we are discussing a fork mount cable hanger for canti brakes. If so, I had to do the same to use one on my Cannondale T frame. Seems to work fine, didn't require much drilling and definitely improves the cable routing.
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