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  • What could go wrong

  • It's the hole for the brake cable that does it for me.

  • But why? Doesn't like flex?

  • maybe to stop the saddle creaking? owner hates rattling noises judging by the amount of selotape on that rack...

  • The seat clamp has a non-standard bolt in it, so maybe it’s knackered and they didn’t want to buy a new one. The tape round the post as also interesting -maybe the joint at the top has started rotating.

  • I hadn’t noticed the tape on the rack. God, it’s like a spider’s been at it or something.

  • Cabling my cargo bike today. Runs to rear brake and mech are really long, longer than a standard rear cable, so I bought tandem inner cables online and then spent an inordinate amount of money on 3 meters each of gear and brake outer at my lbs this morning.

    The gear outer was such poor quality I decided not to even bother trying to use the brake outer and instead came up with a way to join two bits of compressionless outer together.

    The ferrules are a really snug fit inside this bit of stainless tubing that I have. The tubing came from an Ikea trivet by the way, I’ve also built racks and light mounts with it.


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  • Cabling my cargo bike today. Runs to rear brake and mech are really long, longer than a standard rear cable, so I bought tandem inner cables online and then spent an inordinate amount of money on 3 meters each of gear and brake outer at my lbs this morning.

    The gear outer was such poor quality I decided not to even bother trying to use the brake outer and instead came up with a way to join two bits of compressionless outer together.

    The ferrules are a really snug fit inside this bit of stainless tubing that I have. The tubing came from an Ikea trivet by the way, I’ve also built racks and light mounts with it.

    Nice DIY snoodle-ferrule!

  • That's a satisfying one!

  • Excellent, just what Ikea is great for.

  • Nice! (Love the spatter paint too).

    Inline barrel adjusters are another way around this, although your way is neater.


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  • Aye, I’m using my two inline barrel adjusters on bikes where I’ve swapped from rim brakes to disc and didn’t want to retape the bars.

  • I was thinking of doing something similar a while back, with a bike I make 1x10 but wanted to make it easier to put gears on the front again at some point. I was going to end the cable just where it comes out from under the tape, and then I could use an in-line adjuster there if I ever needed to.

    Your method would have actually been a lot neater come to think of it.

  • Is it by chance the Lämplig (if so aptly named)?

  • Some lbs pay their rent out of the markup they make on cables alone ;)

    But seriously, some use utter garbage cable that has similar properties to wet week old spaghetti yet also charge £8 a meter for it. Right now though getting any cable is tricky, has been all year, we've changed about 4 times, settled on elvedes super smooth stuff

  • It is!

    Cheapest source of lightweight stainless tubing ever!

  • Both felt really plasticky.

    I used the gear stuff as I had no other option but the gears were a pain to set up and they really shouldn't be, nice short cage mech on (part of) a 7 speed cassette so they were really clunky and positive last time but felt vague and draggy this time.

    I have a friction thumbie on the way so it won't be too big an issue.

    Unrelated question, do you deal with a scrap metal dealer at all?

  • Way too functional. Needs more string.

  • That’s downright genius.

  • Like the idea - I wonder if it's noisy.

  • Combination D-lock, that's a new one on me! Seems a little contradictory to me - D-locks being the choice for those wanting more security, combination locks for those who don't seem to care.

  • Not real handy for smashing encroaching vehicles though.

  • Just had a minor episode of some sort over that rack. Top marks.

  • Seen on Markplaats


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