<VV> Has anyone ever repaired an e-brake cable ?

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Aug 2 09:41:13 EDT 2010

Just pointing out that you needn't allow for an easier adjustment point.  A simple splice will be sufficient, assuming you can effect an otherwise functional repair.

In terms of money, I find a useful means of valuing a part is to consider how many hours it will take to fabricate or make a repair, and see if I come out ahead if I pay myself $25 an hour.  Pros typically charge quite a bit more, but they work faster and of course I don't have to do the work.


On Aug 1, 2010, at 11:23 PM, Charles Lee wrote:

> The cable DID fail, hanging on now by a very thing, one-strand thread.
> I'd prefer to buy a few $'s worth of cable locally to replace the "middle" 
> (even everything aft of the first 9" off the handle), than to pay $40 and 
> wait a week for a new one,  since it seems feasible to replace with generic 
> cable.
> Besides being cheap (and non-stock), is there a problem with this scenario ?
> I don't want to miss some problem that would be created with this quick-fix' 
> !
> Thanks
> Charlie
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bryan Blackwell" <bryan at skiblack.com>
> To: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at ProperProper.com>
> Cc: "VV" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 8:15 PM
> Subject: Re: <VV> Has anyone ever repaired an e-brake cable ?
> In my experience, adjusting the cable is a one time deal.  If the emergency 
> brake doesn't work correctly, it's almost always an issue with the 
> adjustment on the rear shoes, or the cable is starting to fail.

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