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Is there anything that works better than zip ties for attaching brake cables to the guides?
They work fine and all, I just don't really like the look of the big end (that the tie goes through) on the top tube of my jabber build up....

I know, I'm being really anal, but with a screwed up arm, I can't ride so I have lots of time to stare at my current build and think about these things...
 

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I just position the zip ties so that the ugly end is on the less visible side.
 

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I too went back to zip ties after seeing my mechanical brake line move within the guide. Maybe it's my head, but my brakes feel better and I see no movement in the lines what so ever. I use a serrated utility knife blade and I get clean cuts. Here's what i'm talking about:
 

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perttime said:
Oh, I think a wire cutter makes a clean enough cut
The difference between a regular wire cutter and what I use is that mine leaves a flat cut, and the regular one doesn't.
Look at this:


With bevel (standard)
Cutting edges with a bevel are suitable for all wire classes, depending on the nipper design and capacity.


With small bevel (semi flush)
Cutting edges with a small bevel are suitable for all wire classes apart from piano wire, depending on the nipper design.

<--This is what I use
Without bevel (full flush)
Cutting edges without a bevel are only suitable for soft materials, i.e. lead and plastics.

Source: https://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=45
 
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