Noob Hydraulic Cable Question

Postby Iseneye on Sat 4/Apr/09 7:49pm

Hiya,

My front brake cable is attached to a clip on the front fork. The clip is now pretty old and won't hold the cable in place for a whole ride. Is it alright to zip-tie the cable to the fork?

Brakes are shimano and fork is 888.

Thanks.
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Re: Noob Hydraulic Cable Question

Postby musket on Sat 4/Apr/09 7:50pm

Yep. sweet. Doesn't need to be overly tight.
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Re: Noob Hydraulic Cable Question

Postby -Reaper- on Sat 4/Apr/09 8:20pm

If you haven't already given it a shot, try to tighten the little cap screw that holds that clip in place (Don't apply too much torque as you'll probably round it out). That generally helps the clip hold brake lines better.

Otherwise, follow instructions as above :)
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Re: Noob Hydraulic Cable Question

Postby Iseneye on Sun 5/Apr/09 6:07am

Thanks for the help guys.
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Re: Noob Hydraulic Cable Question

Postby dented on Sun 5/Apr/09 6:54am

Another little tricj is to use 2 cable ties, 1 that just goes around the cable (loosely, as musket suggests), then the other goes around the fork leg tightly, but also goes through your first cable tie, to secure it. This lets your brake cable have some movement as your forks cycle through the travel.
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