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Old 09-29-11, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Trucker Dan View Post
They really sucked running cables. Most cable cutters wouldn't fit so you had to pre cut the cable and try to feed it through the clamp. Make sure you have some extra cables handy because you will probably cut one too short it have it fray on you.
Yes, but if you compress the brake without a wheel in the way, you have a bit more room to work with when cutting the cable. The clamp screw tends to fray the end, so you only get one chance to get close enough to use the barrel adjuster to fine tune after cutting. It does take a 3.5mm hex wrench but a 9/64" will work if you don't have one.

You can see here how close to the clamp the cable has to be cut. While being a pain to set up the cable, they're one of the most adjustable brakes out there IMO. The pads can be rotated to match the angle of your rim, there are set screws to adjust toe in, etc. They take more time and attention then anything else out there but IMO if that time is taken to do it right, they perform great and you can't deny the beauty of these brakes!
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