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Old 04-26-14, 11:45 PM
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basic Tektro brake hanger discontinued?

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So, I guess the basic Tektro cable stop/hanger has gone the way of the Dodo? Not finding any on Amazon, Ebay, Google search, Niagara cycle lists them out of stock...

I realize one with a cable adjuster barrel can be had for three times as much, but my brakes already have a barrel adjuster on them, and the hanger without is cleaner looking.

Wouldn't have ever thought something so basic and useful would go out of production. I assume no one makes a copy?
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Originally Posted by Medic Zero
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So, I guess the basic Tektro cable stop/hanger has gone the way of the Dodo? Not finding any on Amazon, Ebay, Google search, Niagara cycle lists them out of stock...

I realize one with a cable adjuster barrel can be had for three times as much, but my brakes already have a barrel adjuster on them, and the hanger without is cleaner looking.

Wouldn't have ever thought something so basic and useful would go out of production. I assume no one makes a copy?
Just for my bicycle education can you upload or link to a photo of what you're talking about?
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What are we talking about here? Canti's, I assume? Front, or rear? There's still a bunch of hangers available for either end. Show us what you need.
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Originally Posted by Robert P
Just for my bicycle education can you upload or link to a photo of what you're talking about?
Sorry, I'm at work and so can't access my image hosting service (otherwise I would've put pics in the original post). Let's see if this works:



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What are we talking about here? Canti's, I assume? Front, or rear? There's still a bunch of hangers available for either end. Show us what you need.
Front, cantilevers. I'm just looking for the most basic one, that mounts to the hole in the fork for side-pull brakes. The ones built into a spacer at the headset leave too much bare cable, which contributes to brake squeal.





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Look to be about the same. If you don't like the straddle catcher it could easily be cut off.

Amazon.com: Origin8 Brake Hole Mount Cable Hanger - Rear, alloy: Sports & Outdoors

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I just bought one of those exact hangers last week and installed it the other day. I got it from ribblecycles.co.uk
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Originally Posted by Kopsis
Look to be about the same. If you don't like the straddle catcher it could easily be cut off.

Amazon.com: Origin8 Brake Hole Mount Cable Hanger - Rear, alloy: Sports & Outdoors


I think I would have to. The rack I'm planning on putting on this bike has its third attachment point at that bolt.
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Originally Posted by Continuity
I just bought one of those exact hangers last week and installed it the other day. I got it from ribblecycles.co.uk
Which? The Tektro one, or the Origin8 one?
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Originally Posted by Medic Zero
Which? The Tektro one, or the Origin8 one?
The Tektro one - other vendors seem to stock it as well, but branded "Raleigh".
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Nobody gets any work done, for their job , once they have internet access at work ..


the Origin8 one makes the logical inclusion of a safety stop so the cantilever transverse cable wont clothes-line the wheel to a sudden stop .

when the main cable breaks and the return springs bring the cross over cable down between the tire knobs ..

back in the day we just left the reflector bracket on, or had mudguards to catch the wire, above the tire.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Nobody gets any work done, for their job , once they have internet access at work ..


the Origin8 one makes the logical inclusion of a safety stop so the cantilever transverse cable wont clothes-line the wheel to a sudden stop .

when the main cable breaks and the return springs bring the cross over cable down between the tire knobs ..

back in the day we just left the reflector bracket on, or had mudguards to catch the wire, above the tire.
I've never had a straddle cable snap before. The safety feature is in the way, and I'm running slicks and fenders anyway...

My job may be somewhat unique in that it entails a certain amount of standby time. I'm expected to be alert and awake, but merely need to be present at a chokepoint and listen for calls and alarms. Working the overnight shift, being on the internet actually keeps me awake and alert, and so is actually a job aid.
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Originally Posted by Continuity
The Tektro one - other vendors seem to stock it as well, but branded "Raleigh".
Good info, thanks!

I'll have to stockpile a few...

I thought I had one more Tektro around here somewhere, must be time to rummage through boxes again...
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I bet I can go down to the LBS and look thru the supplier catalogs and find one , one brand or another applied .

Tektro as with many other Taiwan companies responds to The credit line of the client company ..

order enough units and pay them what it costs for a production run and they will put your name on it .


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[h=1]Spacer Cantilever Pro PRHS0016 1' 1/8 10 mm (Black)[/h]https://www.xxcycle.com/spacer-cantilever-pro-prhs0016-1-1-8-10-mm-black,,en.php
That's kind of a headset spacer.
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