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 Post subject: Cannondale Brake Cabling
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:35 am 
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With out-of-the-box assembled in Taiwan Cannondales ...

Does the left lever connect to the rear brake and the right lever to the front brake, like they typically do in the UK and former British colonies?

Or do they do it the European way, ie. right lever to rear brake and left lever to front brake?

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 Post subject: Re: Cannondale Question
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:37 am 
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I've bought two dales in the UK, they came front/right rear/left. Both were bought in a very decent shop, though, and ready to ride out the door.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannondale Question
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:44 am 
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If anyone is wondering why I am asking ... I am messing around with one at the moment and it has an internal rear brake cable where the entry hole is awkwardly placed on the front of the head tube.

Maybe no one from Cannondale realized that in most of Europe they wire their brake cables the other way around to what I believe they do in the English-speaking world.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:14 am 
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Front-Right is typical UK setup. As Clarkosn would say , "it's on RIGHT side" ;) .

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Actually the right-biased hole on new cannondales would probably benefit from euro-style (LEFT-REAR) routing, as that makes the offset of the hole give it a more gentle bend instead of a harsher one...
but in the US they are done standard of course (right-REAR)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:40 am 
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ProEvoSLTeamHighMod wrote:
Actually the right-biased hole on new cannondales would probably benefit from euro-style (LEFT-REAR) routing, as that makes the offset of the hole give it a more gentle bend instead of a harsher one...
but in the US they are done standard of course (right-REAR)


left rear is british empire style, not euro style


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ProEvoSLTeamHighMod wrote:
Actually the right-biased hole on new cannondales would probably benefit from euro-style (LEFT-REAR) routing, as that makes the offset of the hole give it a more gentle bend instead of a harsher one...
but in the US they are done standard of course (right-REAR)


I have gone for left/rear on account of the same thinking as you.

I thought all US bikes would be left/rear as well.

This cable through the head tube business is plain bad and even dangerous design. With short stems/short head tubes/low spacer stack the cable run is so tight it can impact on steering.

Plain bad frame design from Cannondale. A safety issue where one should not exist.


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