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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:03 pm 
Old School Hero

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This is a pretty basic kind of question and I appologise but i'm afraid all the bike knowledge once in my head seems to have dissolved.

I'm running cantilever brakes on my '93 Rockhopper Expert, but the headset i'm using has left no room for a cable hanger up front.
Short of swapping to a stem that can have the cable run through it (which I don't really want to do) what are my options?

I seem to remember Cannondale and Tektro doing some sort of toggle gubbins that bolts to your fork, but I can't find a pic of it. This is the closest i've found:

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And I suppose I could use one of these Tektro brake hangers if I can find one:


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But were there any other, nicer retro products that were available at the time that I could source for it to solve the problem? Or just something that I have forgotten about that I could use?

Thankyou!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:49 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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the widget you mean was by cannondale and called a force 40, RBP tektro made a similar piece.

best pic I can find :arrow:

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I have (somewhere) a shimano 1" keyed washer/cable hanger if thats any use,

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replaces the washer you get in a normal threaded headset ?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:34 pm 
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think this was tektro , bolts into the fork


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:14 pm 
Old School Hero

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Ahh yes, the force 40 thing, its all coming back to me now! :D
And yep the red one looks like the Tektro one I had on my bike back in the day.
Are these things easy to find, either the cannondale item or the Tektro? I've been looking around but havn't found one yet...

Cheers Retrobikeguy but I had to lose the washer on the headset just to get it on there.... Its a Shimano 105 item and i've been told they have a particularly high stack height?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:56 am 
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well i fished mine out of a stackit bin in the lbs , a red and a blue one


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:40 am 
Old School Hero

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Ahh right, I asked at mine and he didn't have one :(
Dont fancy selling one to me do ya? :wink: :wink:


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