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Old 12-10-04, 05:46 PM
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Brake Cables

I run a cheap brake cable i brought from k-mart

I now want a new one but dont know what r good and wat r bad

can anyone help me out
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Old 12-10-04, 05:56 PM
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If you run a straight cable, get an Odyssey Linear Slic cable. If you run gyro cables, get an Odyssey Slic cable (non-Linear) or something similar.
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Old 12-10-04, 06:17 PM
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I dont run a gyro but it said on dans comp "it provides a stiffer brake feel" does that mean its hard to pull
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Old 12-10-04, 06:19 PM
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i was talkin about the Odyssey Linear Slic cable
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Old 12-10-04, 06:19 PM
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No, not at all. If anything, the brakes will work better with the Linear than a normal cable, and the cable won't kink as easily if you do barspins or tailwhips.
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Old 12-10-04, 11:08 PM
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I am completly fixing my brakes by getting Snafu Mobeus gyro with Odyssey cables, and a snafu C lever, and Odyssey 2X4 pads on my Odyssey Evolvers. Wouldn't that be kick @$$! Ohh yeah and I have nice big chrome tripple wall rim to(recently trued).
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Old 12-11-04, 05:06 AM
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your braking set up sounds wikkid
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Old 12-11-04, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bmichaelx
Snafu Mobeus gyro
Meh.


Originally Posted by bmichaelx
snafu C lever
Meh.


Originally Posted by bmichaelx
Odyssey 2X4 pads
Meh.
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Old 12-12-04, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
Meh.
Meh.
Meh.
Whats wrong with all that stuff beerman? Or are you just a gyro hater? You can't tell me that once all of that is setup that I won't have almost perfect braking. What is your brake setup?
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Old 12-12-04, 08:49 PM
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i dont use brakes anymore, but when i did i had revenge brakes. they can be used as a truing stand. u can por listerine on a rag, and wipe it on your rim. your brake pads will work better
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Old 12-12-04, 11:00 PM
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You only need a gyro if you are spinning your bars more than once around which most people aren't, especially street and most park riders.. if you do, a gyro is what you need, go for it.
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Old 12-12-04, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bmichaelx
Whats wrong with all that stuff beerman? Or are you just a gyro hater? You can't tell me that once all of that is setup that I won't have almost perfect braking. What is your brake setup?
Dia-Compe Tech 77 -> Dragonfly Dual Stop -> Dual Odyssey Slic Cables -> Odyssey GTX-R - > Dual WTP Slic Cables -> Odyssey London Mod -> Odyssey Evolvers -> Kool Stop Eagle Claw IIs (Salmon)
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Old 12-13-04, 07:18 PM
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i just got the snafu standard astro-glide cable. it seems alright.
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Old 12-13-04, 07:20 PM
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i might just be sounding stupid but does it really matter what cable u get? aren't they all about the same?
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Old 12-13-04, 09:20 PM
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Odysey evolvers are dank, until they stop working cause im a moron who forgot to grease the 990 mounts on my Hoop D :-(
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Old 12-14-04, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by rice400
i might just be sounding stupid but does it really matter what cable u get? aren't they all about the same?
No. Slic cables are pretty much the standard. Linear Slic cables don't kink and bind up as much when spun around. And Nokon cables are pretty much super-Linear cables (albeit insanely expensive).
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Old 12-15-04, 07:55 PM
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i had some nokons. they where nice
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