Pros and cons of mechanical vs hydraulic disc brakes?

In news:[email protected],
Rob Morley <[email protected]> tweaked the Babbage-Engine to tell us:
> In article <[email protected]>, Dave Larrington
> [email protected] says...
>> In news:eek:p.tnutmanmzubk0m@toshiba,
>> Erik Sandblom <[email protected]> tweaked the Babbage-Engine to
>> tell us:
>>> Cable brakes easily stop working overnight if you leave the poor
>>> bike out in the cold. But I've never heard of them stop working
>>> while riding. Just pull them once in a while to prevent ice from
>>> forming.

>> A couple of weeks ago my front derailleur cable twice froze up on
>> the way into work in the morning; once after about 10 km and once
>> after 4. It was fine on the way home once it had thawed out again.

> Maybe you should give it a good squirt of moisture displacer.

I have :)

And haven't used that bike since :-(

Dave Larrington
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