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Rear brake installation: Top tube mount cable stops

Old 03-22-09, 12:14 AM
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Rear brake installation: Top tube mount cable stops

Since my bikeisland kilo tt frame does not have braze-ons for a rear brake, what is a good way to run the cable down the top tube? I was originally just planning on zip-tying it but I'd figure that it would not look very good like that.

Has anybody used those clip on stops like these? Also, what's the top tube diameter of those kilo tt frames?

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...SING+BACKSTOPS
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youre probably better off using zipties if those are the alternative.
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(A) Buy the Messenger instead of the Kilo.

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(B) Zip ties.
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Find some ( Schwinn ) Madison owners that are brakeless ... and, ask them for their cool little plastic gudes. ( that zip-tie on )

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Old 03-22-09, 07:35 AM
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If you don't mind running fun length cable and housing you can also pickup plastic clipon cable guides that can be had for like 50cents.

http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/...able_clips.jpg

Of course those are just bling.
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These guys would work too:


http://www.danscomp.com/489073.php?cat=PARTS#
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Old 03-22-09, 12:42 PM
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electrical tape

or a tt protector
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Haha....yeah, thanks for all the ideas guys. I'm going to go down to my local bike shop today and see what they have available in terms of cable holders but most likely I'll just stick to the zipties. Not the most aesthetically pleasing but it is probably the quickest solution.
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zip-ties sound good. maybe covering it up with a top tube pad might work too.
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Originally Posted by martinus View Post
Find some ( Schwinn ) Madison owners that are brakeless ... and, ask them for their cool little plastic gudes. ( that zip-tie on )

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I lost mine... just use zip ties
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I used electrical tape 3x and only zipties for the front. The rear end of the cable doesn't move much.
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just run a full length housing and get some of these clips for the top tube.



cost $10 for a set and look pretty good.
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