- Argh – frozen brake cable this morning!
Commuter kept in the garage overnight… on the way to work the rear brake was hard to pull and then locked the rear caliper (BB7) completely so I had to prise it apart.
No rear brake for the rest of the commute because it had frozen!
So, anyone used M-burn cable oilers with BB7s or should I just keep it warm and cosy in the house overnight?Posted 5 years agoBlobOnAStickSubscriber
How often do you think you’ll need to flush the cables?
I’ve used cable oilers years ago on canti brakes, but I wouldn’t want to flush out disc brake cables without removing the possibility of squirting WD40 onto the disc, and I suspect that means that the need for oilers is sonewhat spurious.Posted 5 years agonealyMember
Middleburn cable oilers get the water out of the cables as well as lubing them so I’m yet to have even slightly sticky gear cables since using them. I’m sure they’ll work the same for brakes and the risk of getting lube on the discs is the same too so cover the cable ends and the oiler itself with rags when you’re spraying to keep it contained.Posted 5 years ago
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