Friday, July 20, 2007

Why not?


I first saw this cable stop design while working at R&E Cycles in Seattle. An old Rodriguez custom frame was in for a re-paint. It had this type of triangulated cable stop. I always liked the look and have been using it on a few Goodrich's. Perhaps I'll continue to use it as a signature of sorts. We'll see. It's more work but worth it, I think.

6 comments:

Mark said...

I think that this is a better design (particularly better than a tube from only one side) because it should pretty much eliminate flex. However, I much prefer the hanger that is connected to the binder area because it also shouldn't flex (because it's stressed in tension) and is visually less obtrusive. On the other hand, the advantage is largely theoretical because rear braking is such a non issue on a road bike that a little mushiness is irrelevant.

johnnycoast said...

Nice. How do you get the hainger dead center? I have to admit, this is one of my favorite new blogs, and I dont really get into blogs too much! Nice shop photos, I love to see other peoples shops and recent projects.
Thanks for posting!
Johnny Coast

Curt Goodrich said...

It's not dead center. You can get away with that if it's angled. So the cable stop is just short of centered but with the angle of the dangle the cable finds home in the center. I like seeing people's shops too. Mine isn't pretty but the rent is cheap.

dbrk said...

I'm not sure if it's dead center on my bike, but "Pink" aka my Goodrich Rambler all-road bike has the same design cable hanger for Paul's centerpulls. The cable has very little bend or kink, but it's got all the function and style you could ask for. It's nice to see this again and in the raw. There's a good picture of this design on my Goodrich here: http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18849&highlight=goodrich

dbrk

alex wetmore said...
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alex wetmore said...

I saw a similar setup on a TiCycles cyclocross frame recently and liked it a lot. It's a little different looking and seems to work well without being heavy or having the normal downsides of being different.