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Disconnecting brake cables from a bicycle. Answered

I've been trying to remove these old cables without cutting them. Instead of just cutting them off, I'd like to know how to remove them. The brakes are the old style, cantilever (looks like the dual pull type). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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NachoMahmaBest Answer (author)2009-04-23

. Use the cable tension adjustment to loosen up the cable and it should almost fall apart.

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frollard (author)NachoMahma2009-04-23

Do what nacho says - you might need to squeeze the cantilever closed with your hand to create enough slack in the line to pull the cable free. Loosen the nut that retains the cable - and it should...as he says...fall apart.

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Olyveoil (author)2009-04-29

Hey, Thanks so much for the help. I'll give it a try tomorrow and let you all know if I am successful. Olyve...(O: ><>

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Thelonelysandwitch (author)2009-04-23

On my bike, there is a small bolt that holds the cable in place, all I have to do is loosen that and it slides out.

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