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 Post subject: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:17 am 
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I have a 94 Stumpjumper and welded on the seat tube is a noodle that guides the brake around the seat post. When I got the bike it has pieces of plastic liner in there. I don't know if the liner is supposed to be there, or if it was part of some sheathing that was degrading and covering the housing free section across the top tube. anyway it had to come out because it was jammed in there. This noodle seams to be a source of considerable friction. Does anyone know if there is supposed to be a liner in there, is so where do I get a replacement. This picture is similar to my 94 but purple.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:38 pm 
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You can buy lengths of Teflon tubing on Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw= ... p;_sacat=0. Should do the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Great tip, I need this stuff too :D


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:17 pm 
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A short offcut of MIG welder torch liner does the job too


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:01 am 
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Or you could use the liner from a V-brake noodle.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:07 am 
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Ive just recently bought some of this, after going into several bike shops with no luck!
Ebay saved the day, although it is coming from taiwan, it arrived very quickly..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bi-King-ALLIG ... 2583c9784e

At £2.83 with free postage for a 3m in length, also very profesional & good to deal with.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:37 am 
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Thanks guys. I think part of my friction problems is that I suspect the bike was intended for Cantis and I'm running V-brakes. I noticed the noodle had a liner that would work, but I didn't want to rob the noodle of it's liner and had no idea where to find just the liner. The searches I tried came up empty. I was tempted to head the hardware store and take two inch "samples" till I found one that worked. Now that I know what to buy, any idea what size (ID,OD) teflon tube I need. Otherwise I guess I can go the easy route and buy 3 meters of it as redfern posted even though I'll probably not use more than 6 inches of it in my lifetime.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:26 am 
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Slice open a piece of shifter cable with an X-acto knife.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:12 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
Slice open a piece of shifter cable with an X-acto knife.

Shifter cable is too tight.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake noodle liner
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:57 pm 
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I Think that FMJ meant brake cable.
Since You using V brakes, there's no need for that noodle anyway.


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