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 Post subject: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Just been doing up a 1990 Technium.

The brake cables I took off it were enormous, much thicker than 'standard' brake cable size.

Also the cable guides are for much thicker cable outers than I'm used to.

From memory, I've generally seen the following 'sizes':

1) Gear cable, 'thin'
2) Brake cable for routing to canti yoke
3) Straddle wire

Has anyone got any idea what standard these are or does it just vary?


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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:48 pm 
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XT brake cables always used to be a chunkier, "braided" cable.


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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:17 pm 
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Yeah that looks like it. Any idea where I can get it these days?


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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:34 pm 
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I don't know if it can be bought new ? Stuff comes up on here though now and again :D

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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:03 pm 
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I have a few bits, dunno about outer though...


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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:06 pm 
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there is a seller on ebay that has tioga duracable sets, NOS. they are very good, i run them on my 92 zaskar.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TIOGA-BRAKE- ... d1c&_uhb=1


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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Interesting. I wonder if it was originally Tioga, as the headset for a Technium was/is a Tioga Avenger, and the stem looks like an Avenger copy.

Says it's 2.0mm cable, so I don't know if that's "standard" or "supersize" as per my original post.

It's £10 posted from USA which seems good value as long as the customs boys don't slap on a fat tax.

Is there one or two brakes' worth in the packet do you know? Looks like it could be one cable with two barrel ends...


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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Try these people , have most sizes of cables & nipples , if not they can get them .

http://www.carrotcycles.co.uk/index.php

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: THICK brake cable
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:33 pm 
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yeah its the fat stuff. i have it on my bike. yes, its one cable, and one very long length of outer. the cable does have two ends, one is slighty different size to the other, must be for a lever other than shimano.

plus all the ferrules for the ends of the cables and rubber end caps to put over the cut ends of inner wire.

good seller, quick delivery. i just bought another set after posting this up...before they can't be found anymore :D


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