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 Post subject: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:35 pm 
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Ok so i've pretty much rebuilt my dads old 80's peugeot Aubisque as a gift for my brother in law as he can't drive anymore.

My question is......brake cables in front of or behind the bars?

You'll have to forgive my ignorance but i'm from the muddy side of the forum :facepalm:

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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:10 pm 
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Some people are very keen to make sure we all conform to cables behind.
But for fun, you could try posting a photo of one in front the other behind like I once did.... oh it does cheer them up, so it does! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:17 pm 
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PeachyPM wrote:
Some people are very keen to make sure we all conform to cables behind.
But for fun, you could try posting a photo of one in front the other behind like I once did.... oh it does cheer them up, so it does! :wink:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:52 pm 
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Location: The wilds of West Swindon. It’s temporary.....
Behind. Much nicer curve.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Behind. Much nicer curve.


Hook line and sinker...... :lol:

(Although I have to admit I’ve re-run my Jubilee behind the bars)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:48 pm 
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It often depends on stem length and how the cables sit. If they look wrong one way try the other. With a short stem sometimes over just wont sit right for the rear brake.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:50 pm 
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Yup, for short stems they often sit better in front the bars :)


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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:03 pm 
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Go in front. Seem to remember I got fed up catching my hands on them when they were behind.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Jonny69 wrote:
Go in front. Seem to remember I got fed up catching my hands on them when they were behind.



^^ that would be my take on things, but like Gareth I mostly frequent and fraternise with the 26inch brigade


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 Post subject: Re: Brake cables dilemma
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 pm 
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Jonny69 wrote:
Go in front. Seem to remember I got fed up catching my hands on them when they were behind.


I know depending on stem length they are supposed to go behind and some of mine really should go behind to look right but my preference is in front for the very same reason, I catch them when going from drop to upright position too often.


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