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Old 07-07-13, 01:00 PM
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Some advice on v-brake components needed

I have an old mountain bike and the rear brake cable appears to be rusted through and needs replaced.

My problem is when shopping for the parts needed I can't seem to find a cable with what I want - I perhaps just don't know what the part is called.

It looks like this:



This is not my bike, but is a picture I found of the same 'splitter' (?) my bike has. When looking for a cable I just seem to keep finding the curved noodle variety instead of this. If my bike has one of the above will I be able to fit the more modern curved noodle? If not what is it called that I should be looking for?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

Your type of brake is known as a canti(lever) brake,
not a V-brake. V-brakes (direct pull) look like this :



http://sheldonbrown.com/canti-trad.html

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http://www.amazon.com/Tektro-Link-Wi...ble+cantilever
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Old 07-07-13, 01:18 PM
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Do a search for straddle cable / wire. Or Or link wire/cable. Or possibly yoke cable /wire.

A noodle is another beast entirely.
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Hi,

Link wires are commonly available in five lengths:
[TABLE="class: grid"]
[TR]
[TH]Code[/TH]
[TH]Length[/TH]
[TH][/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]S[/TH]
[TH]63 mm[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]A[/TH]
[TH]73 mm[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]B[/TH]
[TH]82 mm[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]C[/TH]
[TH]106 mm[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]D[/TH]
[TH]93 mm[/TH]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

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Aha! Thank you all very much - I guess assuming the v-shape of the link wires made them v-brakes was what had me headed in the wrong direction.

Thanks again.
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