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repairing a broken cantilever cable stop

Old 07-13-15, 04:57 AM
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repairing a broken cantilever cable stop

Hi all ,

Please forgive the bad picture quality . I thout maybe someone in the Classic bikes forum might have experience of fixing these issues .

I have just noticed that a second hand bike(Koga Miyata Tourer) I picked up has its rear brake cable stop damaged . For now it seems ok . There is just enough of the cable stop left to keep the cable held in place .

However for peace of mind I'd like to get it taken care of .

Would this be something that could easily be fixed by a frame builder /welder ? The frame is some type of chromoly steel .

Thanks if you have some advice ,

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That should be very easy to fix. Any paint damage should be limited to the bridge that the stop sits on. Repainting that small area should be relatively easy.
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I think I'd just use one of the Surly cable hangers, $10 and works great, won't look out of place.
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Are you sure it's broken? The brake bridge should hold a barrel adjuster. You just have the cable ferrule jammed in there. Replace it with a barrel adjuster with a ring nut wide enough to rest on the top of the bridge, and it should be fine.

Here's an image from google to explain....

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If the metal is bent on something like that, you can often squeeze it back into place with pliers or vice grips.

Another option would be to switch to V-Brakes and remove the stops.

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It's definitely broken , one side of the stop has snapped off . Considering switching to V brakes if it becomes a problem and its too expensive to weld .
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Might not be the aesthetic you're looking for, but I'd just secure a ferrule in place with some adhesive (e.g., crazy glue).
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In answer to your original question, I second the "easy fix" for someone who welds or brazes, and easily painted, perhaps not to exact match though.

I also second the $10 Surly hanger. I've "upgraded" a few frames, brazing on cantis myself, and don't even bother with brazing on a cable hanger.
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The photo doesn't clearly show any failure that I could comment on. It does appear that the slot in the ferrule stop is perhaps pried apart, but did it just split down the middle?

One good thing about brake cabling is that one can apply far more tension to the cabling when the bike is stationary than it is likely to encounter while riding.
Unless wet weather causes one to have to apply very heavy force to the lever...

Can you take a picture with the cable and ferrule un-hooked from the hanger? Where on the hanger is the failure?
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