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Old 04-26-17, 07:39 AM
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Nifty cable hanger braze on for this Bob Jackson

I saw this bike on craigslist and thought the cable hanger for the rear center pull was ingenious. Never seen one like it before and I love the integrated quick release.









Here's the link if anyone in Boston wants it. Very nice bike for the money.
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bid/6086635676.html
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Old 04-26-17, 08:01 AM
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I did much the same on an early frame of mine back in the early 1980s. The above looks like a Universal brand hanger, I used a Dia Compe and left the chrome on the portion which had the stop sliding on it.


I prefere to have a barrel adjuster and a slotted hanger stop. Both make for easier future adjustment and cable servicing (or cable release for packing bike). Andy.
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Interesting indeed! It appears to be a standard one, brazed on and powder coated. The quick release lever can be installed either right handed or left handed.




edit: Oy! You gotta type fast around here.
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I think Ice Pick was referring to the cable hanger built into the seat-post mount, not the chrome piece. I've seen similar chrome hangers available for sale, perhaps at Velo-Orange.

My Bob Jackson World Tour just has a conventional seat-post mount without the hanger, but it's a nice touch.
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Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
I think Ice Pick was referring to the cable hanger built into the seat-post mount, not the chrome piece. I've seen similar chrome hangers available for sale, perhaps at Velo-Orange.
Yes. My point --and Andy's-- is that it is a standard piece, not something the frame builder fabricated himself. It comes from the manufacturer in two pieces. Someone brazed one of the pieces onto the seat post clamp, painted or powder coated the whole thing, and then reattached the other piece. Perhaps this was done at the factory; perhaps it's a modification made before the repaint.

I agree it's kinda cool, but I don't see how it's better than just letting the end user install the thing the usual way, which would leave the option of side pull brakes &c.
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Old 04-26-17, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I agree it's kinda cool, but I don't see how it's better than just letting the end user install the thing the usual way, which would leave the option of side pull brakes &c.
Perhaps a custom frame where the customer requested it brazed-on. I doubt it was specced for production runs, for the reason you stated.
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It's the lever part off a Dia Compe front CP hanger; I have one on my 1975 Philbrook tourer.

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Thanks for bring this to our attention. I recognized it as something that came with my Universal 61 brakeset. Neat thing to have set on the frame.

I like that it starts me thinking about different ways to run or adjust cables other then the usual ways.
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I once attached that mechanism to the yoke on a ladies bike. I tied the end of the cable to the frame at the seat binder, though I don't remember how I did that. This way, the cable swung up from the bottom and actuated a center pull brake without any crimpy cable path.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I once attached that mechanism to the yoke on a ladies bike. I tied the end of the cable to the frame at the seat binder, though I don't remember how I did that. This way, the cable swung up from the bottom and actuated a center pull brake without any crimpy cable path.
Pics or it didn't happen!
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Pics or it didn't happen!
Yeah, I should have taken a picture. So I guess it didn't happen. I was pretty proud of myself, though. It was on a German-made 3-speed with a Brampton copy of a Sturmey-Archer hub.
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Looks like a modified Universal hanger, as mentioned.
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