I would like to shorten the length of my rear brake cable which is coming from the shifter/ handlebar to the front of the top tube on my C60.
How is the brake cable housing in the top tube of the C60? Can I just take out the cable completely and reinsert it in the top tube and it will go to the end of the top tube to the rear brake? I mean is there a housing of the rear brake cable in the C60 frame that is part of the frame? Or do I have to attach something at the end of the rear brake cable so that when I take it out I can reinsert it in the top tube?
The cable is free in the top tube, and no housing inside.There is few ways to reinstall back:
1. Tie up the cable at the end before deinstalling from top tube with some sewing thread. Pull the cable and remove it, the thread will enter in the tube, so when u reinstall do it oposite way.
2. Find out some small housing that can be the size just to put cable inside, but not too wide to dont be able to put it all the way from side to side (still cable is in the top tube). Remove the cable, when u want to reinstall it, just put it trough that hosing (housing will stay in top tube when u remove the cable). At the end remove that housing.
3. If u just remove the cable, then use vacum cleaner which will suck the air in the top tube, and on oposite site put the sewing thread. The vacum cleaner will pull the thread, and u'll have it trough the top tube. Then tied up on the cable, pull and thats it.
The most easy way is the second way
And be careffull about shortening brake cable. I use Campagnolo skeleton record brakes, and rear one wasnt working properly (i could not adjust the rhythm of left/right to be the same), when the cable was short. So i had to add some length to start working properly.