New answers tagged rim-brake
There are two types of brake anchor (one is plum-shaped, the other is barrel-shaped or cylindrical). If you have the wrong one at the brake end, it won't fit properly and will slide around. To solve this, some brake cable vendors sell their cables with both types of end anchors attached. You just use the end that you need and cut off (with a proper brake ...
Cables are cheap - and yes, you need to cut them to length, but that's not hard. Okay... matybe hard the first time, but worth the hard first time because from then on it will be easy. Lots of instructions online to help
I wouldn't worry about the viability of old brake pads, unless there is something obviously wrong with them.
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