Front brake hanger

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by G.T., Jan 14, 2006.

  1. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    Ok, since it's raining I'm putting together my new 'cross/commuter bike.
    I'm having trouble finding a front brake hanger. Basically I'd like
    one with a cable adjuster built-in and that works on 1 1/8 threadless,
    and if possible with a deep drop. I can find of ones for threaded
    steerers with a cable adjuster, but none for threadless. IRD makes a
    nice drop one, it's pretty expensive and it doesn't have a cable
    adjuster. And I looked through the QBP stuff on Harris Cyclery's site
    and only found one for threaded steerers.

    I'll send an NOS 10 year old Clement latex 26 x 1.75 inner tube (if I
    can find it) to the first person that points me in the right direction.

    Greg
    --
    "All my time I spent in heaven
    Revelries of dance and wine
    Waking to the sound of laughter
    Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
     
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  2. G.T. wrote:

    > Ok, since it's raining I'm putting together my new 'cross/commuter bike.
    > I'm having trouble finding a front brake hanger. Basically I'd like
    > one with a cable adjuster built-in and that works on 1 1/8 threadless,
    > and if possible with a deep drop. I can find of ones for threaded
    > steerers with a cable adjuster, but none for threadless. IRD makes a
    > nice drop one, it's pretty expensive and it doesn't have a cable
    > adjuster. And I looked through the QBP stuff on Harris Cyclery's site
    > and only found one for threaded steerers.
    >
    > I'll send an NOS 10 year old Clement latex 26 x 1.75 inner tube (if I
    > can find it) to the first person that points me in the right direction.


    Tektro make them in a couple of sizes. No adjuster, but I've never
    needed one on the front. They clamp on with a grub screw so can be
    used for threaded or threadless headsets.
     
  3. G.T. wrote:
    > Ok, since it's raining I'm putting together my new 'cross/commuter bike.
    > I'm having trouble finding a front brake hanger. Basically I'd like
    > one with a cable adjuster built-in and that works on 1 1/8 threadless,
    > and if possible with a deep drop. I can find of ones for threaded
    > steerers with a cable adjuster, but none for threadless. IRD makes a
    > nice drop one, it's pretty expensive and it doesn't have a cable
    > adjuster. And I looked through the QBP stuff on Harris Cyclery's site
    > and only found one for threaded steerers.


    Tektro have one with a reasonably deep drop. It doesn't have
    an adjuster, but you could add the kind of adjuster that has a
    collar riding on the thread (so it doesn't require the hanger to
    be threaded itself). Of course that eats up some of the drop.

    One nice thing about top-mounted Runkel style auxiliary brake
    levers is that many of them have cable adjusters built in.
    So if you use these, you don't need an adjuster on either
    front or rear hanger.
     
  4. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    Zog The Undeniable wrote:
    > G.T. wrote:
    >
    >> Ok, since it's raining I'm putting together my new 'cross/commuter
    >> bike. I'm having trouble finding a front brake hanger. Basically I'd
    >> like one with a cable adjuster built-in and that works on 1 1/8
    >> threadless, and if possible with a deep drop. I can find of ones for
    >> threaded steerers with a cable adjuster, but none for threadless.
    >> IRD makes a nice drop one, it's pretty expensive and it doesn't have a
    >> cable adjuster. And I looked through the QBP stuff on Harris
    >> Cyclery's site and only found one for threaded steerers.
    >>
    >> I'll send an NOS 10 year old Clement latex 26 x 1.75 inner tube (if I
    >> can find it) to the first person that points me in the right direction.

    >
    >
    > Tektro make them in a couple of sizes. No adjuster, but I've never
    > needed one on the front. They clamp on with a grub screw so can be
    > used for threaded or threadless headsets.



    How do you generally adjust for pad wear? Front pad wear slow enough
    that it doesn't bother you? Or do you have another way to adjust the cable?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    --
    "All my time I spent in heaven
    Revelries of dance and wine
    Waking to the sound of laughter
    Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
     
  5. G.T. wrote:
    > Ok, since it's raining I'm putting together my new 'cross/commuter bike.
    > I'm having trouble finding a front brake hanger. Basically I'd like
    > one with a cable adjuster built-in and that works on 1 1/8 threadless,
    > and if possible with a deep drop. I can find of ones for threaded
    > steerers with a cable adjuster, but none for threadless. IRD makes a
    > nice drop one, it's pretty expensive and it doesn't have a cable
    > adjuster. And I looked through the QBP stuff on Harris Cyclery's site
    > and only found one for threaded steerers.


    IRD and an inline cable adjuster. Or the QBP one and a cable adjuster,
    inline.

    >
    > I'll send an NOS 10 year old Clement latex 26 x 1.75 inner tube (if I
    > can find it) to the first person that points me in the right direction.
    >
    > Greg
    > --
    > "All my time I spent in heaven
    > Revelries of dance and wine
    > Waking to the sound of laughter
    > Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
     
  6. RonSonic

    RonSonic Guest

    On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 10:20:36 -0800, "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Ok, since it's raining I'm putting together my new 'cross/commuter bike.
    > I'm having trouble finding a front brake hanger. Basically I'd like
    >one with a cable adjuster built-in and that works on 1 1/8 threadless,
    >and if possible with a deep drop. I can find of ones for threaded
    >steerers with a cable adjuster, but none for threadless. IRD makes a
    >nice drop one, it's pretty expensive and it doesn't have a cable
    >adjuster. And I looked through the QBP stuff on Harris Cyclery's site
    >and only found one for threaded steerers.
    >
    >I'll send an NOS 10 year old Clement latex 26 x 1.75 inner tube (if I
    >can find it) to the first person that points me in the right direction.
    >
    >Greg


    The euro-crossers are using the sort of cable stop/adjuster that is made to go
    on the seat binder bolt and clamping it under one of the handlebar cap bolts on
    the front of the stem. some add a right angled noodle from a V-brake to make for
    really sleek cable routing.

    Ron
     
  7. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    RonSonic wrote:
    > On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 10:20:36 -0800, "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Ok, since it's raining I'm putting together my new 'cross/commuter bike.
    >> I'm having trouble finding a front brake hanger. Basically I'd like
    >>one with a cable adjuster built-in and that works on 1 1/8 threadless,
    >>and if possible with a deep drop. I can find of ones for threaded
    >>steerers with a cable adjuster, but none for threadless. IRD makes a
    >>nice drop one, it's pretty expensive and it doesn't have a cable
    >>adjuster. And I looked through the QBP stuff on Harris Cyclery's site
    >>and only found one for threaded steerers.
    >>
    >>I'll send an NOS 10 year old Clement latex 26 x 1.75 inner tube (if I
    >>can find it) to the first person that points me in the right direction.
    >>
    >>Greg

    >
    >
    > The euro-crossers are using the sort of cable stop/adjuster that is made to go
    > on the seat binder bolt and clamping it under one of the handlebar cap bolts on
    > the front of the stem. some add a right angled noodle from a V-brake to make for
    > really sleek cable routing.
    >


    Thanks for the tips, I was thinking about something along those lines.

    Greg


    --
    "All my time I spent in heaven
    Revelries of dance and wine
    Waking to the sound of laughter
    Up I'd rise and kiss the sky" - The Mekons
     
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