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Lobbydosser
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SRAM brake cable

Postby Lobbydosser » Thu Nov 08, 2012 23:18 pm

I'm new to road bike maintenance so please excuse my ignorance.

I'm building up a road bike with second hand parts and want to replace the gear and brake cables. I have a SRAM Force groupset and would like to know if Shimano brake cables can be used in lieu of SRAM cables. I noticed that there are slight differences in the nipple designs with the SRAM nipple being rounded at the top.

Also the front mech band is too big and I need a 31.8mm. Can another bracket be bought separately as they can be removed by an allen bolt. All internet searches have proved fruit less.

Cheers.

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Re: SRAM brake cable

Postby sungod » Fri Nov 09, 2012 08:32 am

sram/shimano cables are compatible

if the front mech is simply a braze-on type with a separate clamp, then you can probably use one of these...

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ramgrsz200

otherwise you can use a shim...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=front% ... 8&oe=utf-8
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Re: SRAM brake cable

Postby Lobbydosser » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:32 pm

That clamp is spot on and I've just ordered one.

Thanks for your help.


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