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    Cable Routing Problem

    So when I bought my bike it had mechanical brakes. I upgraded it to hydro disc brakes. Now, the brake line for the rear brakes doesn't stay put under the top tube. When I had mechanical brakes, the tension of the brake cable kept the cable put. Now I've had to revert to zip-ties to keep the cable on the top tube. I've been told I can get inserts of some sort to put in the brake cable "stays" (whatever they're called). I'm not sure what they're exactly called so I don't know what to search for. Pictures below to clear up what I'm really talking about. (pics shown with the new hydro brake line)

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    AllOver, while you wait for someone to chime in and give you the exact name of what you are looking for, have you thought about sliding a 10mm silicone hose (one that fits snugly) over your hydro lines and then forcing it in the frame "clips" that used to keep the mechanical lines in place?

    Good luck.

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    I just cut a small section of old tube, wrap it around the hose and push it into the guide. It usually lasts about a year before it fall outs.

    Tim

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    I'm really not sure if that's what these guys are for, but it sorta looks like it. Then your stuck with 48 more of 'em if you get that.

    I use these cats for some of my cable routings. they work really well (stay stuck good), but aren't necessarily a "snug" fit depending on the diameter of your housing. But that's not a big deal for hydro brake lines.

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    the first inserts that Chris130 suggested should get the job done.. but yeah.. 50 of them is way too much... maybe your LBS can sell you a couple..

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    Thanks for all the help! I think I may just use the 10mm silicone hose if I can't find a smaller quantity of those jagwire guides somewhere else. Ya, I did try my LBS but they didn't have them. Sweet, no more zip ties on my top tube!

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