[CR] Rear brake housing cable runs?

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From: "Barb and Dan Artley" <hydelake@verizon.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:23:20 -0400
Subject: [CR] Rear brake housing cable runs?


I'd like to run a brake on the rear of a vintage track bike I just received that came drilled in the rear as well as front. As the bike's got a fixed/free hub, I'd feel more comfortable with two brakes if I run a freewheel. I've no problem with running housing all the way, but want to be able to quickly and easily strip off the brakes and bars to convert to pure track and leave no marks in the original paint of this old soldier. I also like to have matching brake levers as another grip point and symmetry.

I'm thinking zipties inside out so the sharp edge doesn't touch, but are there other solutions that folks on the list might use for this sort of thing. I'm also thinking of the cable ties made for Cantiflex tubing, but not owning a Bates, I've never done more than look at those rare things.

Please let me/us know any ideas you might have, on or off list.

Happy trails,

Dan Artley, slowly gathering the right parts for a new (old) ride in Parkton, Maryland USA