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Routing computer wire w/ cantilever brakes... wireless?(4 posts)

Routing computer wire w/ cantilever brakes... wireless?Stampertje
Apr 28, 2003 6:19 AM
I can't figure out how to rout the wire of my cyclocomputer on my 'cross/touring bike - wrapping it around the brake cable like on a road bike doesn't work (no outer cable until way up) so I'm left with a long stretch of wire exposed to snags. Is there a good way to "protect" the wire with a canti setup? Are wireless computers worth it? Trying to stay as cheap/simple as possible here (without doing away with the computer alltogether)...
No problems wrapping around exposed cable, or you could...cory
Apr 28, 2003 7:28 AM
I've had the wire wrapped loosely around the exposed cable on a couple of bikes for at least two or three years with no problems--there's not enough movement in the brake cable to wear through the insulation, apparently.
Off the top of my head, you could also thread the wire through some kind of sleeve (plastic heat-shrink tubing or spiral wrap from Radio Shack?), then zip-tie it to the cable in a couple of spots.
re: Routing computer wire w/ cantilever brakes... wireless?PaulNYC
Apr 28, 2003 5:59 PM
read this:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cyclecomputer-installation.html
Now why didn't I think of that? Thanks!Stampertje
Apr 29, 2003 1:42 AM
1) checking sheldonbrown.com
2) mounting the sensor on the *left* side... so simple!

Of course, this means I'd have to run the front wheel backwards on my other bike (which has single-pivot brakes), but that shouldn't be a problem with road tyres. Thanks.