Re: [rootsradicals] Superhooks x Magic Carpet collabo: how to?
- On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 6:39 AM, David Backeberg <dbackeberg@...> wrote:
> Congrats on your 2011 Big Dummy. I love my 2011 BD, but I have oneI haven't noticed any rub issues on my Dummy yet but I recently set up
> small complaint. The metal tubing for the head tube seems to be finely
> ribbed rather than smooth, and for whatever reason, the cable housings
> for my brakes and derailleurs have been steadily removing the gloss,
> and now the paint from that surface. You can now see bare metal in one
> particular quarter inch by quarter inch square where the front disk
> brake cable housing rubs as it heads down toward the fork. I have
> about 650 miles of urban riding on this frame.
> I've never experienced this before. I don't expect that this is
> particularly abrasive, super tough cable housing? It says 'Jagwire'.
> Very strange. Does anybody else with a 2011 Dummy want to take a look
> at their head tube and see if they're having the same thing happen?
a Karate Monkey for my new off-road commute & the cables rubbed the
paint down to bare metal in under two weeks. I think it's more of an
issue with Surly's crappy paint than with abrasive cables (although I
did use Jagwire cable). I put some clear tape meant for chain slap
protection on the spots where the cables rub to prevent any further
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