Bike Forums

Bike Forums (
-   Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. (
-   -   Colnago frame / rear brake cable (

keidal 04-15-17 01:57 PM

Colnago frame / rear brake cable
Purely out of curiosity, can anyone tell me when Colnago introduced routing the rear brake cable through the top of the top tube please - and why ?
Surely rain will run down the brake outer cable and into the top tube, where it is trapped !

howsteepisit 04-15-17 03:38 PM

Planned obsolescence?

Chombi1 04-16-17 01:10 AM

Basically a fad in the 80's that went with the effort to "clean up" the frames aerodynamically.
Cables were tucked into frame tubes were possible, away from the air stream.
I guess we can't really call doing so just a fad, as modern bikes today, have the same thing. although they do not have the same top tube corrosion cracking problems with such on steel bikes from the late 80's.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:25 AM.

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.