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Replacing internally routed brakes
My hydraulic brake failed, and I replaced it with a cable brake. The brake is internally routed through the frame.

The challenge is, how to get the new brake cable in through the frame, and out the other end. Here is what I did.

1. I pushed the internal brake cable through the hydraulic brake hose, while it was still in the frame.

2. I slid the hydraulic brake hose out, leaving the internal brake cable through the frame.

3. I then slid the outer cable housing in over the internal brake cable.
Thats pretty much the way to do it. never just rip the old out, if you do, thats when the challenge comes into play. never really been impressed with internal routing. Many brands have issues with noise and gromment issues.
as far as disc brakes, they can have those too. Makes me glad I have no need to buy a newer bike.
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