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Rorschach

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It is looking good @Rorschach!
Don't forget to put your chainstays into the longest setting before cutting your chain. You can always shorten it later if needed...

EDIT: American style brakes, blech! I once rode one of my mates bikes who has his brakes set up that way, nearly killed myself (slight exageration) pulling the wrong brake at the wrong time.
Good point on the chainstays, hadn't considered that - hoping to get some time at the weekend to get to that stage so a good reminder.
Luckily left the rear mech cable a bit long too so I can feed a bit more down from the shifter if I need to

Unfortunately, the Ali groupsets come with the brakes hooked up (and bled) that way, but have spoken to the LBS and they'll cut, swap and bleed them for me for less than I was expecting so thats good.
 
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PJO

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Please critique my routing - this is my first time so need some tips
Also, your routing looks fine so far.
Like you appear to have done, I send my cables around the headtube in a nice gentle curve with enough slack so that the bars can be turned 180 degrees without pulling on the cable (just in case of a crash).

So cable from left hand goes around the front and attaches to the right hand side of the frame and vice versa. They then run down the length of the top tube staying on the same attachment points for the cable "stops" until they cross back to the required side just before the seatube.

All of this goes out the window with internal routing since it depends on the where the manufacturer has put the appropriate holes, but the Honzo is external so you can do it as you please.
 

Rorschach

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Also, your routing looks fine so far.
Like you appear to have done, I send my cables around the headtube in a nice gentle curve with enough slack so that the bars can be turned 180 degrees without pulling on the cable (just in case of a crash).

So cable from left hand goes around the front and attaches to the right hand side of the frame and vice versa. They then run down the length of the top tube staying on the same attachment points for the cable "stops" until they cross back to the required side just before the seatube.
I did that but crossed over behind the headtube, but I'll need to re-cable tie anyway as I put the brakes on so will see what that looks like. Don't know if there is an advantage one way or another
 

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With the brakes can you not just unscrew them, swap them over and tighten up ?
Often you can get away with reusing the barbed ends and olives.

If the lengths are in the ballpark then just leave it.

A Shimano bleed funnel or cheapo copy should be about $10.
You can probably get away with just a lever bleed and you should not need more than a 100ml bottle of Shimano brake fluid.

If it all goes to hell then you have only wasted $20 and the bike shop can fix it.
If not, you have learnt something and saved the workshop charge.
 
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Rorschach

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With the brakes can you not just unscrew them, swap them over and tighten up ?
Often you can get away with reusing the barbed ends and olives.

If the lengths are in the ballpark then just leave it.

A Shimano bleed funnel or cheapo copy should be about $10.
You can probably get away with just a lever bleed and you should not need more than a 100ml bottle of Shimano brake fluid.

If it all goes to hell then you have only wasted $20 and the bike shop can fix it.
If not, you have learnt something and saved the workshop charge.
Hmm, I didn't realise it was that easy.
I'm a bit wary of this sort of thing and thought it was more complex than that.
I'll look into it and if I can do it myself I'll have a bash
 

Jpez

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Hmm, I didn't realise it was that easy.
I'm a bit wary of this sort of thing and thought it was more complex than that.
I'll look into it and if I can do it myself I'll have a bash
There’s no great black art to any of this. It’s mostly common sense and there is pretty much a YT vid for anything you need to learn.
As mentioned if you give it a crack and it’s good then you’ve saved yourself a trip to the shop, just learned a new important skill and gained a sense of achievement. If it’s beyond you at this stage then the LBS can fix it.

Stupid question maybe, Some brakes can be flipped over meaning there is no left and right. Your bakes aren’t like this are they?
 

PJO

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I did that but crossed over behind the headtube, but I'll need to re-cable tie anyway as I put the brakes on so will see what that looks like. Don't know if there is an advantage one way or another
Don't think it matters too much but can depend on your frame.
Most of the frames I've done there is a slightly greater chance of cable rub on the top tube or head tube if the cables cross right behind the head tube.
 

PJO

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There’s no great black art to any of this. It’s mostly common sense and there is pretty much a YT vid for anything you need to learn.
As mentioned if you give it a crack and it’s good then you’ve saved yourself a trip to the shop, just learned a new important skill and gained a sense of achievement. If it’s beyond you at this stage then the LBS can fix it.

Stupid question maybe, Some brakes can be flipped over meaning there is no left and right. Your bakes aren’t like this are they?
Shimano, so not an option.
 

Rorschach

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Stupid question maybe, Some brakes can be flipped over meaning there is no left and right. Your bakes aren’t like this are they?
Na, Shimano brakes so can't do that
Would be a quick trip to the FWits thread if they were!
 

Rorschach

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Don't think it matters too much but can depend on your frame.
Most of the frames I've done there is a slightly greater chance of cable rub on the top tube or head tube if the cables cross right behind the head tube.
I was more thinking its a bit more of a gentle curve going back towards the rear mech, but I'll have a look once it's all wired. It's an easy fix
 
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