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Harpo
post 31st January 2019 23:36
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I think the handbrake mustíve only scrapped a pass back last summer, because it just isnít that good.
This morning the freezing conditions got to it and it was clearly sticking on as I reversed out.
A shortish drive to the post office generated enough heat to smoke the pads!
I returned 5 minutes later and it was rolling freely thankfully.
Cheap fix, but if water is getting into the cable then I think some new parts are in order soon.
Anyone else had this?
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dante giacosa
post 1st February 2019 02:08
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I think the handbrake mustíve only scrapped a pass back last summer, because it just isnít that good.
This morning the freezing conditions got to it and it was clearly sticking on as I reversed out.
A shortish drive to the post office generated enough heat to smoke the pads!
I returned 5 minutes later and it was rolling freely thankfully.
Cheap fix, but if water is getting into the cable then I think some new parts are in order soon.
Anyone else had this?



Hey Harpo-

Sure- that's a classic. Gotta leave the wheels chocked, at this time of year, buddy!

There is a revision to the later cables actually that makes the seals better; but now they are NLA with Alfa/ FIAT

Aftermarket are available of course- the work around is to add grease at the cable exit from the sheeth, on the trailing-arm...
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post 1st February 2019 09:11
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classic Alfa - frozen handbrake cable. either go for new cables or clean and grease yours and use new end dust caps near the calipers. I use ones from bicycle/motorbike handbrake cable - just need to find right size

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cycling-Bik...2643221510.html
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dante giacosa
post 1st February 2019 10:22
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ooh!
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post 1st February 2019 13:01
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Nice idea!

That said, every time I've replaced handbrake cables (due to them seizing) the difference is night and day even vs. lubricating at the caliper end.

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dante giacosa
post 1st February 2019 13:45
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you mean the ones you can get now- are miles better than the originals / older ones..?
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post 1st February 2019 19:01
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I mean replacing is better than repairing or renovating...
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post 2nd February 2019 21:56
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Had this last year. I've got a new handbrake cable but the cable that connects to the calliper usually has a rubber gaiter around it. One of mine is split and that's where water gets in and freezes. Somehow we have missed the snow this year and not had his problem yet..


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