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    Listen! Routing Brake Cables

    Ok, so I have seen multiple videos of people doing bar spins and tail whips and what not on their MTB's. I have also noticed that most of them do not have front brakes. I was figured I to be able to do a bar spin I can just route my front brake cable through my head tube but I have not found a hallow stem bolt, But in most of the videos I don't see most of these people with extended back break cables. How are they arranging their cables so that they don't get in the way.

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    http://www.danscomp.com/309064.php?cat=PARTS
    http://www.danscomp.com/309015.php?cat=PARTS

    Took less than a minute to find...

    They have long brake cables.

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    You don't need a stem bolt. If you want, get a headlock or some long all-thread with a big washer and nut on both ends. Pull the headset down, tighten the stem, and then remove your headlocking device. The starnut/topcap is just for initially setting it. Now your steerer tube is clear to run a cable through.

    Atomlab makes a gyro for hydraulic rear brakes.

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    WIll: That second link "A threaded ahedset cap" can that be used on my Giant stp.

    Sixgun: you lost me there with the bolts and washers. I dont understand what to do from what you were typing. can you please explain or point me in the direction of a site or something that I can read up on this more.

    Thanks for the help guys. I know others will prob ask the same question about this sooner or later.

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    once you adjust your headset and tighten up your stem you can remove the starnut and top cap. its only there to initially adjust the compression.

    yes the freestyle a-headset cap will work
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    Yeah, the starnut and top cap are only to set the tightness of the headset. Once you tighten down the stem, you can take them out. If your fork already has a starnut inside the steerer, you can just take the top cap off after you've tightened everything. And then run your cable right through the starnut.

    If you don't have a starnut or don't want to press one into the fork, you can get an azonic headlock or similar device. Or you can make one with some all-thread (threaded rod)that's long enough to reach beyond the top of your stem and out the bottom of your steerer. Then, using large washers and a nut on both ends, tighten your headset. Then tighten your stem. Then take all the crap out of the steerer tube and put your brake cable through there.

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