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What I think you are saying is there is dead slack in the cable when you pull the brake lever. If this is the case, you could be correct about the issue being with the cable itself. You can try putting Triflow (or some other light lube) into the housing by having it run down the cable, this will make any cable assembly feel better. Another source of the ...


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It sounds like there is an issue with the return spring rather than the cable tension. If the brake is pulling easily and not returning, I'd guess it may have become disconnected during your removal process. I would compare the setup of your return spring on your working brake with the one on the non working brake. It maybe as simple as clipping the ...


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I have seen this frequently and routed my cables this way. By routing the shifter cable from the right side of the handlebar around the stem to the cable boss on the left side of the frame (and visa versa) I create a more gentle bend in the in the cable housing. A gentler bend creates less internal friction on the cable. Another benefit is less stress on the ...


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This is one of those questions that can start arguments between bike mechanics--to cross or not to cross the derailer cables. Crossing appears to be becoming more common on new bikes, if the cables aren't internal, but it's also going to depend upon the bike. Smoother shifting is reported by some from crossed cables. I would talk to the mechanic at your LBS ...


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Couple of points:- Firstly, yes they are compatible. Yes they do shift better of standard cables, this is due to cable drag. Cable drag is basically the friction between the inner and the outer. This friction causes slower and less accurate shifting. The polymer on the inner decreases the coefficient of drag between the inner and outer, this increasing ...


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I am currently using a mixed set of calipers, a Super SLR BR451 front and a non-Super SLR BR600 rear. I was using an older non-Super SLR Ultegra 6600 levers and the braking was good but not outstanding. I have recently switched to Super SLR 105 5700 STI levers. The front braking is noticeable better. The rear has fine power, but the amount of force needed to ...



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