|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. nm||dzrider|
Oct 12, 2001 12:53 PM