V brake cable noodle noise

V brake cable noodle noise

Post by Andy and Brenda Kin » Sun, 23 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Does anyone else have a problem with the noodle on their brakes banging
against the brake arm?  I noticed it today on rough stuff.  Heard this
really bad sounding noise and didn't realize for quite a while that it
was just the noodle beating itself to death on the top of the right
brake arm.

Anyone else have this problem?  More importantly, does anyone have a
clean, easy solution to the noise?

later
drew

 
 
 

V brake cable noodle noise

Post by Moon Har » Sun, 23 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> Does anyone else have a problem with the noodle on their brakes
> banging
> against the brake arm?  I noticed it today on rough stuff.  Heard this

> really bad sounding noise and didn't realize for quite a while that it

> was just the noodle beating itself to death on the top of the right
> brake arm.

> Anyone else have this problem?  More importantly, does anyone have a
> clean, easy solution to the noise?

> later
> drew

Actually, not only is it noisy, it is SUPPOSED to be not good at all.
There are urban legends of the noodle being worn by the brake arm and
the cable snapping.  DOn't believe it personally.  Nope.  Not at all.

Any ways, you can release the cable, pull it out of the noodle and brake
housing, and shorten the housing up a bit.  Usually what is happening is
that the cable housing os too long and the noodle is being pushed down
onto the brake arm there.  Shorten it up a bit at a time to where it
ALMOST touches but doesn't and you've enough slack to open 'em up for
wheel removal.

That's all folks!!

George

 
 
 

V brake cable noodle noise

Post by George McNamar » Mon, 24 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I've wrapped a small bit of electrical tape around the noodle where it hits
the brake. Simple but effective.
Quote:


>> Does anyone else have a problem with the noodle on their brakes
>> banging

>> Anyone else have this problem?  More importantly, does anyone have a
>> clean, easy solution to the noise?

>> later
>> drew

>Actually, not only is it noisy, it is SUPPOSED to be not good at all.
>There are urban legends of the noodle being worn by the brake arm and
>the cable snapping.  DOn't believe it personally.  Nope.  Not at all.

>Any ways, you can release the cable, pull it out of the noodle and brake
>housing, and shorten the housing up a bit.  Usually what is happening is
>that the cable housing os too long and the noodle is being pushed down
>onto the brake arm there.  Shorten it up a bit at a time to where it
>ALMOST touches but doesn't and you've enough slack to open 'em up for
>wheel removal.

>That's all folks!!

>George


 
 
 

V brake cable noodle noise

Post by georg » Mon, 24 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Does anyone else have a problem with the noodle on their brakes banging
> against the brake arm?  I noticed it today on rough stuff.  Heard this
> really bad sounding noise and didn't realize for quite a while that it
> was just the noodle beating itself to death on the top of the right
> brake arm.

> Anyone else have this problem?  More importantly, does anyone have a
> clean, easy solution to the noise?

> later

 do you have a slight tension on the cable when the brake is not used?

sounds like you just have remove the play in the cable

georgio

Quote:
> drew

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V brake cable noodle noise

Post by Ben Gaun » Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:00:00

On 22-Aug-98 21:06:29, Andy and Brenda King blabbered on about V brake cable noodle noise:

Quote:
> Does anyone else have a problem with the noodle on their brakes banging
> against the brake arm?  I noticed it today on rough stuff.  Heard this
> really bad sounding noise and didn't realize for quite a while that it
> was just the noodle beating itself to death on the top of the right
> brake arm.

Get the same sorta noise but on the frame, and end up with scratches etc...

Quote:
> Anyone else have this problem?  More importantly, does anyone have a
> clean, easy solution to the noise?

What I did is add a little electrical tape to the frame where the cable makes
contact. Electrical tabe is thicker than most tapes hard wearing and cheap,
comes in many colours too so it wont stick out when on the bike. :)

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