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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:46 pm 
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just a thought....

any one tried using old 6mm rope cables on new cable operated disc brakes?

would it offer less cable stretch?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Just another idea: You could double up the cable to negate stretch.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:08 pm 
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Scougar wrote:
Just another idea: You could double up the cable to negate stretch.

But you cant fit both the cable ends in a lever.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:40 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Scougar wrote:
Just another idea: You could double up the cable to negate stretch.

But you cant fit both the cable ends in a lever.


tandem front brake lever :wink:

but what about the caliper end

why would you want 2 cables anyway? :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:11 pm 
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I'm sure there's a way you could double up. But anyway... you guys didn't even answer the OP's question lol. (I didn't because I have no idea what 6mm rope cable is!)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:30 pm 
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6mm rope cable is early 90's shimano cable that was thicker to try and reduce cable stretch which makes your brakes feel all spongy.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:29 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
any one tried using old 6mm rope cables on new cable operated disc brakes?


No.

jamabikes wrote:
would it offer less cable stretch?


Yes.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Sure its 6mm seems a tad thick.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Searching for a solution to an insignificant problem!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:51 pm 
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not insignificant when you have as manly hands as me.


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