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brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby CncClockMan » 27 Apr 2019, 9:06am

Good day everyone
I have an old ridgeback 401 and the rear brake cable runs down the crossbar. It is covered with a plastic tube O/D 3mm does anyone know where I can get a replacement. Thanks
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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Apr 2019, 9:29am

Hi,
Search "cycle cable sleeve "on eBay.

Remind me that I need to get some myself.
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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby pwa » 27 Apr 2019, 9:46am

https://www.amazon.co.uk/JAGWIRE-SLICK- ... 2425&psc=1

This sort of thing

Presumably this covers the cable for almost its entire length, from lever to hanger, with a couple of sections at the front and rear also covered by the outer casing.

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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Apr 2019, 10:13am

Hi,
"tubing Protective sleeve "on eBay.
Black 199 a meter delivered. uk stock.
Now I know why I never use Amazon :P
Sorry I can't post the link on my mobile.
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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby Cunobelin » 27 Apr 2019, 10:58am

Be careful when changing... routing cables through frames can be difficult

Get a cheap inner, and slide through the existing outer
Remove the present outer, leaving the cheap inner in place.
Now slide the new outer over the cheap inner and it will route through the frame.

Now replace cheap inner with the proper one

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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby RickH » 27 Apr 2019, 3:23pm

Cunobelin wrote:Be careful when changing... routing cables through frames can be difficult

Get a cheap inner, and slide through the existing outer
Remove the present outer, leaving the cheap inner in place.
Now slide the new outer over the cheap inner and it will route through the frame.

Now replace cheap inner with the proper one

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that the OP's bike has internal cable routing.

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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby goatwarden » 27 Apr 2019, 4:20pm

Your bike looks like the sort that frequently came fitted with pointless a sleeve covering the bare sections of cable between brazed-on stops. In my opinion it is certainly pointless and in some conditions might interfere with the smooth operation of the cable.
Provided you have good quality stainless cables, I would advise not using the sleeving - if that is what you have - the cables will come to no harm running naked in these sections.

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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Apr 2019, 5:28pm

Hi,
Yeah, but the cable can flap around on the frame and mark the paintwork?
You just cut the sleeving a tad short and that solves any problems there.
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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby cycleruk » 27 Apr 2019, 9:26pm

I use little "O" rings on my brake cable to stop it rattling against the top tube.
Something similar to this:-
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/cables/cabl ... pack-of-9/

But I have also used some soft silicone tube on a bike.
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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby CncClockMan » 27 Apr 2019, 10:26pm

Natural Ankling, brilliant!!! exactly what I was looking for, thank you very much.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plastic-Tubi ... SwwSJb4rjS

Description say....

Plastic Tubing sleeve to protect exposed inner cables from the elements.

Ha!! that is precisely what I was looking for,

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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby Cunobelin » 28 Apr 2019, 9:36am

RickH wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Be careful when changing... routing cables through frames can be difficult

Get a cheap inner, and slide through the existing outer
Remove the present outer, leaving the cheap inner in place.
Now slide the new outer over the cheap inner and it will route through the frame.

Now replace cheap inner with the proper one

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that the OP's bike has internal cable routing.


I interpreted it that way...

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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby CncClockMan » 28 Apr 2019, 10:34am

Cunobelin wrote:
RickH wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:Be careful when changing... routing cables through frames can be difficult

Get a cheap inner, and slide through the existing outer
Remove the present outer, leaving the cheap inner in place.
Now slide the new outer over the cheap inner and it will route through the frame.

Now replace cheap inner with the proper one

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that the OP's bike has internal cable routing.


I interpreted it that way...


My fault, I should have clearly stated exposed inner cable running along the length of the bike crossbar, nevertheless, a big thank you to all those who reached out

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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Apr 2019, 10:51am

Hi,
One of those items it's hard to find on eBay due to different descriptions describing Tubing and uses.
I'm sure you could buy a commercial equivalent cheap, any plastic would do, pure silicon rubber in short lengths would be okay, longer lengths Might ruffle up.
If it's specifically Top tube upper then rubber O-rings which I have on one of my bikes tend to move around a lot, even if I superglued them.
Probably because they're being brushed by my thighs, My other bike got tubing with same exposure to thighs.

While we're on the subject if you have a bike in the rear rack that uses V brakes That's a cable can come close to the rack to frame mounting strip, cutting short length of hard plastic tubing split along its length mini cable tie or mastic to hold in place on the outer cable.

(Typed with speech )

P.S.I did not check the size correctly of the item I linked Would suit your cable?
Tubing is normally a generous fit (the correct stuff) so jamming is minimal.
Another plus for the tubing is that when you get off the bike and rest your inner thigh on the top Tube oil and grease from the cable won't go onto your clothing/skin.
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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby Gattonero » 28 Apr 2019, 11:08am

Back in the day you'd go to Maplin.

Now you have to go online, just look for "1.6-1.8mm ID PVC tubing/sleeve". Lots of choices and colours.
Very simple.
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Re: brake cable sleeve for rear ridgeback cable

Postby Cunobelin » 28 Apr 2019, 12:00pm

CncClockMan wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:
RickH wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that the OP's bike has internal cable routing.


I interpreted it that way...


My fault, I should have clearly stated exposed inner cable running along the length of the bike crossbar, nevertheless, a big thank you to all those who reached out



I wasn't implying fault, just explainiing