- Darkside- How do you take the rubber hoods off to fit cables etc?!?
You almost certainly have recessed bolt calipers and are trying to fit them to a frame designed for standard calipers.
You can tell the difference pretty easily – recessed bolt calipers are fixed by an allen headed "nut". Pretty much all modern brakes are recessed fitting.
Standard ones have a threaded bit that protrudes through the brake boss, and are held on by a domed nut.
You convert from standard to recessed with the aid of a drill bit – drill out the brake bridge until you can get a recessed fitting in there. You can DIY it or get your LBS to do it – mine did my Raleigh for me, and it's been stopping with me on top of it for years now.
Sheldon Brown tells you all about it here:Posted 9 years ago
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