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I picked a womans road bike up today and the previous owner robbed the brakes off of it. I have a set of centre pull brakes, that will fit the frame holes and the 27" X 1.25 wheels, and operate when the brake straddle wire is pulled. the front brake should be easy as all I need is a cable stop that fits on the top of the head set and one short cable sheath. The rear brake maybe a little harder with a womans bike as there is no top bar to access the brake from the top. I was going use a cable stop that hangs off of the seat post tightening bolt and run a single sheath all the way to that stop.. I'm not sure if that is the best way or not. it wouldn't look as nice as two sheaths and some bare wire. Could I add two additional cable stop onto the frame, as there are non there now? and if so what type? Then i could go with two shorter cable sheaths and some bare cable along the botton tube or second bottom tube? any suggestions appreciated.
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here is a Boyes and Rosser I refurbished. chromolly frame and front fork.
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