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Behairdare Offline
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Brake and shifter cables need DYI advice.
Howdy all...
I have a Mongoose Tactic MTB that I need to adapt to suit BMX handle bars.
The bars I have for this are a set of Diamondback's that have a seven inch rise on them. Which is well past any reasonable play in the existing cables. It is a given that they need to be replaced with longer cables. So my question is... will longer cables effect operation and tension of the breaks and shifting?
I feel I can do this modification with the proper advice. So any help here would be vastly appreciated thanks...
Apr 23, 2011 09:24 PM
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nfmisso Offline
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RE: Brake and shifter cables need DYI advice.
all there is to it is getting/making up longer cables.

FYI: they are brakes - break is a verb referring to damaging something.

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Apr 23, 2011 09:54 PM
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Behairdare Offline
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RE: Brake and shifter cables need DYI advice.
(Apr 23, 2011 09:54 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  all there is to it is getting/making up longer cables.

FYI: they are brakes - break is a verb referring to damaging something.

Groovy...
Thanks Smile Thats kinda what I figured I'll post pics of the project as it gets going
Apr 23, 2011 10:03 PM
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