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Old 02-08-08, 08:53 AM
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Brake cables for older mountain bikes

I have two older GT's that have the Shimano STX M system canti brakes with those funky cables that has an aluminum-looking disc that splits off to both of the brake caliper levers. It doesn't look like it comes apart so, I'm assuming the cables/housing is all one unit? Can you still get these replacements?
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Old 02-08-08, 09:01 AM
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Does it look anything like this?

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Link+Wire.aspx
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It's two pieces. The cable is one the "arm" is another. Turn the disc over and you will see where the cable runs through it. As mentioned above you can get replacements. Your LBS should carry some as well.
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Yeah, you can still get them!

Your shop would be able to without a problem.
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Thanks to all for replying. That's exactly what I have...an 82mm straddle cable. Just didn't know what to call it.
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