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Went to try and string the cables tonight on the Klein Adoit frame and can't. Yeah, the bottom two "feeder" tubes are still in but I'm turning this into a singlespeed and only need to string the rear brake cable. Any suggestions other than simply running full housing all the way to the rear brake noodle?
 

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JRA said:
Went to try and string the cables tonight on the Klein Adoit frame and can't. Yeah, the bottom two "feeder" tubes are still in but I'm turning this into a singlespeed and only need to string the rear brake cable. Any suggestions other than simply running full housing all the way to the rear brake noodle?
Try inserting a loop from the exit end, shoving it as far in as it will go. Then run the brake cable down into the tube and with a bit of luck, it'll slide/fall inside the loop and you can snare it. You might try a piece of derailleur cable for the loop..I think that was what my LBS guy used.
 

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The #1 rule of internally routed cables is never remove the old cable until you use it to pull the new one through.
 

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I would put a kink in the end of a brake cable and try feeding it that way. Also, the Trek guys told us last week at a seminar to try using a piece of string and a shop vac. I've never tried that, but figured I would pass it along.
 
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just lay the frame onto the ground such that the exit hole is at the deepest point (gravity helps...), take an inner cable with a slight kink at the end and no nipple at the other end and insert it at the entry hole (where else...).

It helps to first measure on the outside of the top tube about how deep to insert it to not push it beyond the exit point. Should not take more than 2 minutes. If you are not lucky this way place a strong enough magnet at the exit point. Then fiddle the liner back into the frame by pushing it over the cable frpm the entry point and insert the brake cable

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5mm tap

ive had luck pulling the cable stop out with a 5mm tap just thread it in till it bottoms out wiggle it a little and pull out the stop.makes the hole the size of a nickel instead of 2mm.the stop pushes back in no problem.
 

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I just spent over an hour poking and prodding w/ no luck whatsoever. Tried a brake cable and a long piece of wire and tried sucking a piece of string. Nothing worked ... guess I'll just have to run full length housing until I can get it in a shop and have them try.
 

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I've had times where I've pushed a new cable (without old cable to go by) through 1st time, & other times I've been there an hour with vacuum cleaner, magnet & the cable still wont rear its ugly head!
 

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You could always try the "reach in with the j-end of a spoke" method combined with a light touch and a bit of patience...maybe even starting from the back to front at first.

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JRA said:
I just spent over an hour poking and prodding w/ no luck whatsoever. Tried a brake cable and a long piece of wire and tried sucking a piece of string. Nothing worked ... guess I'll just have to run full length housing until I can get it in a shop and have them try.
Don't run the external housing! It will look bad. You might as well just get another frame. Well, now you might as well just send me the frame. :D
If you run full housing you will not take the time to run the cable properly later. Just keep at it.
Use thread and a paperclip and use a magnet. Lots of thread. Once the thread is through, wrap it around the cable and use some tape to hold the thread against the cable and pull it through.
MAKE IT LOOK CLEAN!
 
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