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Internal Cable Routing?(5 posts)

Internal Cable Routing?CarlT
Oct 12, 2001 9:30 AM
I am thinking of buying a '98 Lemond Maillot Jaune frame. It has never been built up, is priced pretty well, and I'm ready to move into a nice smooth steel ride. My only concern is the rear brake cable is routed inside the top tube. I had an old Raleigh Prix (bonded aluminum) that had the same setup, and it drove me nuts jingling over every bump in the road. Should I anticipate the same thing from this frame, and if so, is there anything that can be done to minimize the noise?

Thanks for any input!
re: Internal Cable Routing?climbo
Oct 12, 2001 10:52 AM
if it doesn't already have in the frame, you can put in an internal sleeve like housing that is plastic and the cable won't hit the frame and make that noise.
As the other poster suggested . . .DCW
Oct 12, 2001 11:54 AM
jingling is not inherent with internal routing. A good design for a steel frame should preclude it. If the design is defective, a good LBS should be able cure it.

Welcome to the world of good steel. You'll like it.
re: Internal Cable Routing?mackgoo
Oct 12, 2001 12:21 PM
I ahd a steel bike with the internal cable routing and experienced none of what you did.
re: Noisy cable may have been too long. nmdzrider
Oct 12, 2001 12:53 PM