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Hand Brake Cable Mod


Greenie
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Hi Greenie

 

As above, but as you are fitting disc brakes,hook end?, the AA (and others) use a replacement clamp on end, just add a bit of solder to make double sure.

think theres a pic on Jims site from when he did it

 

HTH

Mitch

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Hi Greenie

 

As above, but as you are fitting disc brakes,hook end?, the AA (and others) use a replacement clamp on end, just add a bit of solder to make double sure.

think theres a pic on Jims site from when he did it

 

HTH

Mitch

 

Where is Jims site? I have to shorten my cable too very soon and was wondering the best way of doing it.

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Click on links at the top

then other sites

then NW Site

Dave

Thanks to you all for your advise, I have now got the new end on the cable and it looks like it has never been altered.

 

 

Thanks again

 

Greenie :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

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i cut the cable in the middle over laped it on the d shaped bit by the handbrake lever and clamped the over laped bits with u shaped clamps-2 on each side. very handy as you can adjusted the hand brake easly.

pete2b

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i cut the cable in the middle over laped it on the d shaped bit by the handbrake lever and clamped the over laped bits with u shaped clamps-2 on each side. very handy as you can adjusted the hand brake easly.

pete2b

 

 

 

When I renewed mine (drum brakes on rear) I measured the new cable off the one off the old one, cut the cable and and used large industrial crimpers (owned by a friend ) and suitable sized collet.

 

If you don't have a friend with this equipment , but your are within easy reach of a Marina or ships chandlers then they are likely to have them (I believe they use them for making up cables / guy ropes ("sheets" in Matelot terminology I believe) for mast supports.

 

Took me less than 5 minutes , without need for soldering etc, passed MOT and still OK after a year.

 

See _U_Jimmy B) ]

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