So, I’m trying to help a friend replace a brake cable on her bike, but the original one has an end that is like the barrel end of a mountain bike cable, but way bigger. a regular mountain cable end just pulls straight through the lever. Kraynicks didn’t have one an Gerry had no idea what it was, I havent gone to any other shops to ask about it yet. Anyone know where i can find a cable like this? By the way, the bike is some Giant mountain bike with disc brakes.
i don’t have the bike in front of me right now, but its a 2006 or 2007 model, she got it brand new in 07. i don’t recall the cables being any thicker and they definitely only had one end, and they were completely original, this bike had never been serviced or messed with since she got it new. I think I might check out pro bikes in Squill today, I believe they sell Giant.
thats right, its like a really long version of the mountain end, and a little big larger diameter. i’ve never seen another one quite like it.
I did go back today and manage to get something rigged up that works with the normal mountain end. Its not quite how it should be, but it gets the job done. I didnt see a model number anywhere on the levers, but they are some kind of Shimano integrated shift/brake levers.
I could try that, but a regular end is working just fine for her. There is no way its coming out, but it just doesnt fit the way the huge one is supposed to. When I said it pulls straight through in my original post, I was actually not even installing the cable the way it was supposed to be. That was dumb.
I don’t have the bike, so I dont have it ready for a photo, but I’ll try to get one tomorrow if I can. I’ll have to remember to take my camera to work with me.