|Internal Cable Routing||HENRY K|
Dec 31, 2003 4:36 AM
|I posted this on the General section without much of a response, so I'll try here. I am ordering a new bike frame (Strong Frame) and there is an Internal Cable Routing option for the rear brake. I like the clean look but have been told that the extra bends add resistance to the braking not to mention problems changing cables. Any feed back would be appreciated.|
|Friction's not a problem. Replacement might be.||Cory|
Dec 31, 2003 9:14 AM
|Jeez, you got a dozen responses in General, whaddaya want?
I've had a couple of bikes with internal routing, and the alleged additional friction is unnoticeable. Most of the worries about that come from the old days, I think. With modern lined housing and smooth or coated cables, you could run 10 feet of extra housing without increasing friction to the point that it made a difference.
As the General posts indicate, though, replacing cables can be tricky, depending on the bike. I probably tried every approach ever devised, plus a couple I made up, and never was able to get a new rear d. cable in my Trek's chainstay. A friend who owns a good LBS kept it for a week to give his mechanics something to do in winter, and they couldn't do it, either.
Jan 1, 2004 5:50 AM
|for the response. BTW I only had 2 responses. There was a post after me that had a question about a tool for internal cable routing that had considerably more reponses, there may have been a dozen but I didn't count.|| |