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    New question here. front brake cable routing???? how??? what stem????

    How do you put the front brake cable through the stem so the cable spins with the fork???? Do I need a certain kind of stem for that??? What stems could i use??? And also can i put a gyro brake thing like bmx bikes have on my mountain bike??? Is it a good idea????? H E L P ? ? ? ?

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    i????dont??????know either??????
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    You don't need a new stem. You need a BMX star fangled nut, a hollow compression/bearing preload bolt, and the appropriate compression cap.

    Gyros suck. Long length of housing is fine. But you would put one on a MTB just like they are put on on a BMX... same procedure... Go to your LBS. I highly doubt that you'd be able to set up a gyro correctly.

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    Do you have mechanical brakes (not hydraulic) I know you can run the cable through the stem. What you need is a hollow star-nut, bolt, and top cap, I think BMX parts will work here. I don't know if a bmx gyro will work on mountain bike.

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    yeah now i know i dont need a stem stupid me

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by egdinger
    Do you have mechanical brakes (not hydraulic) I know you can run the cable through the stem. What you need is a hollow star-nut, bolt, and top cap, I think BMX parts will work here. I don't know if a bmx gyro will work on mountain bike.
    Why not hydraulic brakes???

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    You can still do it with hydraulic. You've just got to take it apart and rebleed.

    Using a mechanical puts some funky bends in the cable routing. So the lever might feel like crap.

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    Even if you can get a gyro fitted on the bike there isn't enough cable throw to get the brakes to work right. I tried it on my BMX with V brakes and it was terrible, all mush and no stopping power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 08nwsula
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    You can make a BMX lever to the BB7 Road with a gyro. It's pretty similar to using the same pull ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdc
    Thats funny i was looking on that website the other day I was gonna ask about these parts thanks anyway

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