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BRAKES(4 posts)

BRAKESHENRY K
Feb 14, 2003 7:21 AM
I'm looking for suggestions. I have a Litespeed Appalacian. The cable stop for the rear brake is on the seat stay (which is offset). Because the cable does not run to the center of the bridge between the seat stays the brake cable seems to pull unevenly (pulling the near side first). I remedied this with an old part you may be familiar with called a tridangle. It is a cable hanger that that allows the straddle cable to be cranked down with set screws. The Tridangles are not made anymore so I worry about it breaking and being without one. I think that perhaps a rear cable hanger that attaches to the seat collar would center the cable better so I could use a regular cable hanger. It does seem however that it mounts higher and would put more of a kink in the cable housing. Anyone have any experience with these?
re: BRAKESJames_M
Feb 14, 2003 7:58 AM
I don't have any experience with the cable hanger but Tektro makes a version of the original tridangle which should work for you. Last year I bought a pair of them for $12.00 and as far as I know they still make them. If you decide to go this way and cannot find any let me know (jamann500@hotmail.com) and I will look and see if I still have them laying around (I switched to V's).
re: BRAKESatpjunkie
Feb 17, 2003 7:49 PM
I still find tridangles around. don't panic. just shop around and buy back-ups.
re: BRAKESHENRY K
Feb 18, 2003 2:58 AM
Thanks