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    Left shock brake cable guide - need help

    Recently bought a Scalpel Carbon with the new version of the Lefty. The dust/rock shield attached to the lower part of the shock has a brake cable guide mounted to it. Does anybody know the size of the screws that hold the mount to the shield?
    After my ride today, I noticed that the guide was still clamping the brake cable, but it was no longer attached to the shield. Looks like a separate screw must come from behind through the shield and into the mount (separate from the screw that clamps the two halves together around the brake hose). Is that correct? It must have tiny threads but a large head because the holes in the shock shield are pretty big. Anybody have measurements and/or a source for those?

    Bad pics, maybe helpful to show the part in question and the back part of it that looks like it would accept a miniature bolt:

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    I dont know the size, but if its new (recent) the shop should fix it. My bike a 4 months old and I would not hesitate to go back to the shop with this.

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    Re: Left shock brake cable guide - need help

    Yeah, I will if I have to. Hardware store is closer, so wondering if it had happened to anyone else and if anyone knew the size of the bolts.
    If not, hopefully the shop can get them in. I have it wired to the shield through the holes in the meantime.

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    I do not need this cable guide any more!
    Perhaps it is an option to mount it like me, too.





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    There is no other hardware. The plastic guide has separated completely from the guard and is not fixable. You'll need a new fork guard at this point. Those holes are where the guide (the backside where the threaded inserts for the guide clamp screws were epoxied) is molded into the fork guard.

    This has happened to me as well. Although, I did get a replacement I chose to use a small gauge zip tie in its place so that the brake line would have some movement. Just run it through and around where the two existing holes are as shown in your picture, and wrap around the brake line. Don't make it tight though so the brake line can move a little within the tie.

    Also, zett28, it is probably ok to run your brake line like that, but as the lefty compresses, the brake line will bow outward and could catch on something and pull it off or cause you to crash. Likelihood of this happening might be small but not impossible, so "probably ok", but would definitely consider an alternative route.

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    Re: Left shock brake cable guide - need help

    Thanks trauma-md!

    Seems like they had a poor implementation of a cool idea since mine failed after only 4 rides. Sounds like it has failed to other's as well, so it doesn't make sense to get a whole new shield only to have to break again.
    Similar to what you suggested, I already used some thin wire passing through the holes to secure the line. If that is going to be my permanent solution, however, I think I'm going to wrap a little gorilla tape around the line first to help protect it from chafing.

    Thanks again for the info.
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    I stand corrected!

    When mine pulled apart, the rep gave me the explanation as I stated above….this photo tells a different story...
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    Re: Left shock brake cable guide - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by trauma-md View Post
    I stand corrected!

    When mine pulled apart, the rep gave me the explanation as I stated above….this photo tells a different story...
    Lol! Thanks! Off to the shop I go!

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    Re: Left shock brake cable guide - need help

    The shop didn't have replacement screws...but my local Ace hardware store did. For future reference if it happens to other people, the screws are M2 diameter flat head, standard pitch, 4mm in length. The originals had a hex head; the ones from Ace are standard slot head. I put blue loc tite. If it happens again, I'll use the next level stronger.

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    Good to know. Thanks for the update / specs.

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