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    Front Cantilever Cable Guide

    I'm close to finishing a Cross Check single speed trail bike build.

    I'm new to using cantilever brakes. I'm using Kore cantilevers and I'm ready to mount the front cantilever using a cable guide mounted on the steering tube spacers.

    My question is this: my cable guide turns when I turn my bars when riding...I'm sure this is typical but doesn't this present a problem rather than the cable guide remaining in one place?

    I'm sure it doesn't - just asking.

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    The cable guide has to turn - the brake mount / fork turns with the handle bars - the whole thing turns.

    All cantilever cable guides have to move with the handlebars and the fork/brake posts. It's not a matter of being typical or not - it's the only way it could work.

    Do you have a friend who can help you with the brake install? It sounds like you haven't set up cantis before, and your brakes are certainly an area where you don't want anything to go wrong. Having a more experienced hand to guide you may be a good idea.

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    Also, you might want to read this over:

    Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Cantilever Brake Service

    It doesn't address your specific question, but it does guide you through the basic set up procedure.

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