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Assistance needed with Shimano Exage Motion brake lever

Old 07-05-13, 11:53 AM
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Assistance needed with Shimano Exage Motion brake lever

Can anyone explain or point me in the right direction on how to replace a brake cable for a Exage Motion Brake lever?
I recently installed an adjustable stem and need to install a longer brake cable in order to adjust the stem.
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Take some good notes , diagrams or photos of the current cable attachment and routing. Then take the inner cable out, starting at it's anchor bolt on the canti arm. Again note the inner cable's path through the lever/adjuster/end clip. Take the casing out. Measure the new casing with the extra amount of length needed to reach the higher lever position, add an inch or two just in case. Install the casing and judge it's in place length for good loop sizes and no limit to the rotation of the bars. Trim casing to suit. Make sure casing ends are filed, ground, sanded flat without burrs. Cap ends as originally done with those gotten with the new casing. Install inner following your notes. Oil it's surface first. Using something to hold the pads against the rim (toe strap, rope, proper third hand tool) pull the inner tight and partially tighten the anchor bolt. Release the pads and note whether they retract from the rim any and how much. Lightly pull the lever and judge the amount of travel before the pads contact the rim. Correct the cable tension/lever pull to suit the pad clearance and lever pull amount wanted. fully tighten the anchor bolt. trim the inner cable so 2" extend beyond the anchor bolt. Cap the inner with an end crimp.

Notes- sand the pads surfaces or replace them if worn. turn any adjusters (like at the levers) down to a turn from their least amount. Drip a drop of oil on the lever pivots and the canti pivots. If you get lost look at the other brake's set up. Andy.
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