Brake outer replacing - internal routing

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JGSI
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Brake outer replacing - internal routing

Postby JGSI » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:46 pm

I have seen the trick for the inner cable with dental floss wound into one end so that you can pull the new cable thru...
but has anyone similar tricks with a new outer that is internal through the top tube?

It is high time my Gore rideons were installed if only to give the bike a new splash of colour..

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Re: Brake outer replacing - internal routing

Postby smidsy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:52 pm

Leave the inner in as a guide and slide the outer through.
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Re: Brake outer replacing - internal routing

Postby JGSI » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:14 pm

Thought that... the old inner shouldnt be too dirty .. luckily the rear deailleur cable is al external as that is the one giving me grief at the moment with the shifting.

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Re: Brake outer replacing - internal routing

Postby jockywilson » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:55 pm

I'm currently building a road bike with internal routing for the rear brake. They guy who I bought the frame from (a mechanic) gave me a good tip for internal routing when there's no cables/housing currently installed. After the brake cable is installed into the body of the brake/shifter, put a kink in the end with a pair of pliers so that it's slightly angled. Then feed the cable inner into the internal routing hole. Feed the cable along to the cable exit hole and then rotate the cable until the end with a kink pops out then pull it out (you should be able to pull it out by hand). Then feed the cable outer from the exit hole all the way back to the entrance hole and then seat in the brake/shifter housing.

Worked a treat for me.


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