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Brake cable advice needed

Mezza9Mezza9 Posts: 3
edited May 2008 in Workshop
I'm in the process of upgrading my brakes from the standard calipers and have gone for a new pair of Shimano 105s. Upon installation, however, i've found that the existing cabling is frayed and will need replacing. Replacement cables aren't too expensive, however what tools will I need for the job? Have never done this before, but I understand it is fairly straight forward - is this a correct assumption or should it really be undertaken by a professional?

Any advice on the process would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Wire cutters (I've got the park tools ones), and unless you are a real idiot (no offence to real idiots out there) you should manage to do the recabling yourself.

    Some info here might help
    I like bikes...

  • SDPSDP Posts: 665
    this is not meant to be rude or anything but as a kid didnt you have a bike....didnt you ever adjust/change things???

    i could change cables on a bike by age of 10....also learnt how to true a wheel & change brake blocks / tyres etc....

    & no i dont com efrom a bikie family ....

    perhaps a good xmas prezzie would be a basic tool kit & a fix it manual...

    its an easy job as long as new inner can find the outer when you push it thru ....

    however chop off th efrayed bit 1st of teh old one with soem QUALITY cable cutters & you may not have to swap it ...
  • Mezza9Mezza9 Posts: 3
    We're not all natural born mechanics...but thanks for the tips
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