Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cyclocross Cable Hanger

Cyclocross season is hot and underway and it's a good time to point out the elegance of this drop cable stop cooked up in part by the mechanic for team HRS Rock Lobster. It's nothing more complicated than a bent piece of sheet metal (pick a fancy alloy for light weight if you want) with a couple of holes. There are tons of cable hanger designs out there, from complex to simple. It is claimed that this one adds a bit of compliance to the brake - fork system minimizing fork chatter.

Raise a Belgian beer for the man who makes his own bike parts.

6 comments:

-d said...

Looks pretty beefy... very cx-worthy.

-p said...

That's the cool thing about it. Make it out of steel for beefy, out of aluminum for light weight or titanium if you're made out of money. Same design, probably same tooling.

-d said...

Do you think this would resolve the fork shutter on your touring bike?

-p said...

I don't think it would resolve the problem. I think linear pull brakes and a travel agent would. I should make a post on what I've figured out recently regarding that phenomenon.

Charles Colin said...

I could use one of these for my cross bike. It's hard to find them in really long drop models.

-p said...

Charles, drop me a line and I'll try to hook you up with the guy who made it.

paul (at) nippleworks (d0t) com