Lube those Brake cables

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Mark V, Jan 22, 2003.

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    My brakes had been working wonderfully with no sign of stiffness, nor had they been screeching since
    I adjusted the toe (out) instead of
    (in) contrary to most advise. (Hey!!! I was desperate and it worked) Anyway... There must have been
    some moisture inside the sheathing and in 18 Degree (F) weather, they locked up. I pried at
    them for 5 minutes and still could not get them to let go of my rim. I nursed the bike back
    home exchanged it for the car... grumbling all the way. (I live for the ride, you see!). When I
    got home that evening, the bike had been in the garage so the brakes worked fine. I removed the
    cable, lubricated it with boeshield and they work great. My question now is: will this happen
    again of the lubricant gets too cold or are its properties such that it should prevent
    stiffness?
     
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