[Yak] Alex's "kit" BF...
alex at phred.org
Fri Aug 31 00:36:29 CDT 2007
On Thu, 30 Aug 2007, Dave Huffman wrote:
> I have since added 3 used BF's to my stable: PR, WT (wife's), AirGlide.
> Over the years I've modified the original BF cabling. I find Alex's photos
> intriguing... what are the 2 brake re-gear gizmos for? Are they for the
> derailleurs? I see the brake cable going directly to the rear cantilever
> BTW, I always had trouble getting strong brake power from cantilevers.
I'm using the Travel Agents as pulleys to reduce friction in the
90 degree bend where the main tube means the seat/bottom bracket tube.
I also run the brake cable directly to the rear brake. This increases
brake power (because the cable has less bends to go through) at the
expense of making unfolding take a little longer. I run brake housing
all the way to the brake and ziptie the cable to the main frame tube
instead of using the brazeons.
None of this is necessary, you can setup the bike stock as Bike Friday
had it from the factory. They are just tweaks that made it perform
better for me.
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