Tag Archives: Fitting cable

Open To All: Fitting Cable into the Rear Brake

  Last week we focussed on getting the cable correctly into front brake on your bike. This week we travel to the other end of the bicycle and have a look at how cables are correctly fitted into the rear. REAR BRAKES Cable Fitting Into Brake – Drop Bar Bike – Dual or SIngle Pivot Rear Brake   STEP ONE – Route the cable and housing from the lever and along the bars (taping down as with the front cable), down the head tube and back Read More...

Open To All: Fitting Cable into the Front Brake

Last week we focussed on getting the cable correctly into the lever end. The other end of the brake cable is, of course, the actual brake. We will need to look at both front and back brakes. We’ve spread this particular tutorial over a couple of blog posts. Also, we deal with a few different brake types – from dual or single pivot,  to V-brakes to caliper brakes. All common types that you will frequently come across in bike maintenance. For Read More...

Open To All: Fitting Brake Cables into Levers

We are getting into the fiddly end of our bike cables tutorials now. So far in this series we’ve defined the four different steps to cable fitting, and we are now at step 3: 1. Measuring and routing cable housing 2. Cutting and prepping the cable housing 3. Fitting the inner cable into the lever We’ve outlined the main two types of lever that you would come across most often when you attempt this cycle maintenance task below. Good luck! Drop Bar Levers WORKSHOP TIP: For different bike types Read More...