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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:22 pm 
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Does anyone have any suggestions how to get this brake cable out of my old Cobalto lever? I've submerged it in Plusgas for days now and it still won't come out in spite of lots of twisting, turning and pushing with the needle nosed pliars!! I used copper grease when I assembled it but that's several years ago now.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:42 pm 
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Use a punch. That's how i've done it in the past.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:47 pm 
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Funny you mentioned that as it had crossed my mind, but I was a bit feart to chop the cable to it's base and be left with nothing to grab at all!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:53 pm 
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Hammer and screwdriver (like a punch) but the SD tip will fit in the slot so you can tap the head


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:18 am 
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I'll give it a shot - thanks for your help!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:04 pm 
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As per "Pigmans" advice also on the cable you are refitting (Please new) make sure & clean up as required the cast nipple as thre is often flash that "squidges" into the pivot slot jamming the nipple if you can rotate the inner wire in the fitting easily before full assembly


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:27 pm 
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That's a good point - I've often noticed those little extra bits from the casting protruding from the nipple but never thought that they'd cause any grief - I'll be suitably paranoid about ALL cables in future!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:22 pm 
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Gawd, you're impatient! :shock:

I'll get around to this when work doesn't get in the way.

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