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Offline Foundsoul1980

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Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« on: November 24, 2008, 12:08:29 AM »
If you guys would post pics and help me out. Thanks

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 04:47:42 AM »
Help with what exactly?   :huh:

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 09:40:57 AM »
http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=13890.0
don't know what you are looking for. hope this helps.

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 05:57:04 PM »
I was looking to see if people ran 2 flexies for top and bottom of cable and if the easults would be better. I'm using a shadow linear cable and it seems like the one side (the arm that the cable housing is connected to if that make sense) pulls after the other side is against the rim. If a flexie would solve that problem.

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 06:25:57 PM »
i tried running a linear cable and ran into the same problem, but you can fix that by just running an odyssey SLIC CABLE it bends better than a linear cable...

but if you got the money buy a NOKON cable, thats what im running on my london and it bends really tight and feels perfect with no binding....


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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 07:55:29 PM »
SIN: are you using the stock cable that came with the NOKON? I also have the NOKON, and the  housing is great, but it seems the stock cable was not pre-stretched, or maybe its in my head.

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 07:59:25 PM »
slimp:

got my Nokon cable used so i dont know if its the original inner cable....sorry


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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 08:19:12 PM »
I was looking to see if people ran 2 flexies for top and bottom of cable and if the easults would be better. I'm using a shadow linear cable and it seems like the one side (the arm that the cable housing is connected to if that make sense) pulls after the other side is against the rim. If a flexie would solve that problem.


Sounds like you need to adjust your spring tension. And if you haven't seen it yet check out the how to video on front brakes at www.mattbmx.com
Hope this helps.

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 11:08:01 PM »
I was looking to see if people ran 2 flexies for top and bottom of cable and if the easults would be better. I'm using a shadow linear cable and it seems like the one side (the arm that the cable housing is connected to if that make sense) pulls after the other side is against the rim. If a flexie would solve that problem.


Sounds like you need to adjust your spring tension. And if you haven't seen it yet check out the how to video on front brakes at www.mattbmx.com
Hope this helps.


I did adjust my springs but that one side i felt it was to much tension so I didn't want to take it any farther, I think its the linear housing that maybe the problem but I'll wait till I get my Odyssey forks. Thinking of buying 2 flexies one for the top and btoom of the linear cable to see if it helps which i'm sure it will.

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 11:57:33 PM »
I was looking to see if people ran 2 flexies for top and bottom of cable and if the easults would be better. I'm using a shadow linear cable and it seems like the one side (the arm that the cable housing is connected to if that make sense) pulls after the other side is against the rim. If a flexie would solve that problem.


Sounds like you need to adjust your spring tension. And if you haven't seen it yet check out the how to video on front brakes at www.mattbmx.com
Hope this helps.


I did adjust my springs but that one side i felt it was to much tension so I didn't want to take it any farther, I think its the linear housing that maybe the problem but I'll wait till I get my Odyssey forks. Thinking of buying 2 flexies one for the top and btoom of the linear cable to see if it helps which i'm sure it will.


if that side feels to strong then loosen the other... duh...
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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 07:40:25 PM »
I use the odyssey slic cable and it's great..  cheap & equally as effective...

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008, 01:24:45 AM »
I use the odyssey slic cable and it's great..  cheap & equally as effective...



Yeah but i'm trying to get rid of that huge lupe of cable.

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 04:25:17 AM »
I use the odyssey slic cable and it's great..  cheap & equally as effective...



Yeah but i'm trying to get rid of that huge lupe of cable.

I run my normal Ody cable like SIN did with the fancy cable there and it's extremely smooth.
No zip ties or anything. No brazed on cable guide. No cable hanging down the fork leg. No cable rub on the tire.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2008, 04:27:21 AM by flatlandfan »

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 05:10:25 PM »
I use the odyssey slic cable and it's great..  cheap & equally as effective...



Yeah but i'm trying to get rid of that huge lupe of cable.

what brakes are you running?

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Re: Pics and preffrences on running front brakes
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 06:52:50 PM »
what brakes are you running?

Odyssey evo 1's