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Just won these brake cable clamps on ebay

Old 11-08-11, 01:26 PM
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Just won these brake cable clamps on ebay

Alloy: 2 halves with a screw that hold the cables for centerpull brakes together right above the stem. I've only seen them in plastic, and even though not available for decades. Probably way more than I'll ever use: cost about $2.50 each, send a message if you need one.
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Old 11-08-11, 02:01 PM
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These are specific to centerpull brakes?

I used the plastic REG clips. I was thinking recently of making something similar from an old spoke to keep the non-aero cables close together above the stem.
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These hold the cable housing together? IS that right? I just can't picture what these do, but I do like fancy anodized stuff so I'd like to learn more...
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Old 11-08-11, 03:46 PM
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You could use them on sidepulls, but they're not really required and make the cables run funky. Here's a REG plastic one on my Zeus, what I usually find. They used to come in all colors, one of those obscure details I like. Not sure I've come across them in alloy, which is why I bought them up!
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You could use them on sidepulls, but they're not really required and make the cables run funky.
Well, that all depends on which side the of the caliper the clamp is on and which lever you use to control each caliper. I'm a right/front guy.
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Old 11-08-11, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
I'm a right/front guy.
Weirdo (or limey)! But I run the left (front) over the right (rear) and there's no need for any cable tiddy. It works with centerpulls because both cables pass next to the stem.
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Weirdo (or limey)! But I run the left (front) over the right (rear) and there's no need for any cable tiddy. It works with centerpulls because both cables pass next to the stem.
Do this from motorcycling habits. Right side for the front brake is the standard. A few autoclutch bikes have had left front brakes.

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I've just used a twine tie; goes with twine wrap on the ends of bar tape at the tops.

In my little universe, things are only right if the housings cross sides over the top of the stem.
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Well those could be cool.
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Do this from motorcycling habits.
Well, been riding motorcycles since I was 10, I have no trouble adapting back and forth. But what ever you like, no big deal.
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I did this on my Frejus. Piece-o-stainless steel wire, wrapped thrice. Kinda funky, but works.
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^ Yes, I was thinking of doing something similar with an old spoke. That's classy, Scott.
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Thanks Colonel. Not sure you can get a tight bend with an old spoke! Unless you're full of gorilla milk. Want me should send you some of this steel wire? Got a roll of it.
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I did this on my Frejus. Piece-o-stainless steel wire, wrapped thrice. Kinda funky, but works.
That's cool. There used to be clamp on spring ones too.
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