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#1 2013-01-09 8:00pm

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Can you make your own gyro cable?

I was wondering if I had a lower universal cable and put a nipple on the end, is there a way to do that? Are those nipples crimped on or swagged? Just a thought. Seems like it would be pretty easy.


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#2 2013-01-10 5:48am

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

Yes odyssey makes a cable narp (spell?) along with some other companies. Most bike stores carry them even local ones. I don't know how strong they are but the guy at my LBS says they are just as strong.


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#3 2013-01-10 12:50pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

Some rear cables have a replaceable cable at the single end. You unscrew the casing to get to the splitter thing inside and the cable has a small end piece that fits into a notch on the splitter piece. I made a longer cable by grinding a normal cable end down to size and replacing the old cable with the modified one.


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#4 2013-01-10 1:41pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

I've used cable knarps before.  The work but not as well.  Mine kept binding up all the time. 
Here are a few pictures of some knarps I've used:  On the third picture you can see where I tried to use knarps on the bottom and top and it kept binding up on me. 
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/dziel2001/DSC00127.jpg
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/dziel2001/DSC00128.jpg
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/dziel2001/DSC00135.jpg
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/dziel2001/DSC00139.jpg

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#5 2013-01-10 2:07pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

Thanks for the input. I'm talking about the part that goes into the hand brake lever, can you add a barrel to the metal end and stick it in the lever?


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#6 2013-01-10 3:30pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

yes.... had to grind on the narp    to fit lever


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#7 2013-01-10 3:32pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

Yes, It's called a lucky bolt. They work well!

http://flatlandfuel.com/luckybolt.aspx

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#8 2013-01-10 4:22pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

I use knarps on my front and back brakes.  My Gyro has krarps built in so I don't have to use the regular knarps.  This enables me to use any color cable housing I want.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/163248_1656495424920_1535968_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/163248_1656495384919_843778_n.jpg

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#9 2013-01-10 5:21pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

almasterb wrote:

Yes, It's called a lucky bolt. They work well!

http://flatlandfuel.com/luckybolt.aspx

Ok cool.  This is excellent.  I had no idea this existed.  I misunderstood what he was asking for.  Now I get it. 

This is a great product.

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#10 2013-01-10 5:22pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

Stubbleduck43 wrote:

I use knarps on my front and back brakes.  My Gyro has krarps built in so I don't have to use the regular knarps.  This enables me to use any color cable housing I want.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- … 5968_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- … 3778_n.jpg

This is killer.  There are so many times when I want a different color housing on my gyro cables but I go a certain route with my build design because i'm limited to black or white.  I'm not quite getting it from the pics though.  Where is the knarp?  How does it work?

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#11 2013-01-10 5:53pm

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

On the new gyros, like Ducks blue Odyssey in the pic above, the knarps are in the gyro. The upper cables slide in either side of the blue spinner part, and are tightened with 2 mini Allen screws. That eliminates the need for balls on the ends of the upper gyro cable

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#12 2013-01-11 11:32am

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

houndog wrote:

almasterb wrote:

Yes, It's called a lucky bolt. They work well!

http://flatlandfuel.com/luckybolt.aspx

Ok cool.  This is excellent.  I had no idea this existed.  I misunderstood what he was asking for.  Now I get it. 

This is a great product.

+1 Didn't know they existed either, thanks for the link!


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#13 2013-01-14 8:45am

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

houndog wrote:

Stubbleduck43 wrote:

I use knarps on my front and back brakes.  My Gyro has krarps built in so I don't have to use the regular knarps.  This enables me to use any color cable housing I want.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- … 5968_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- … 3778_n.jpg

This is killer.  There are so many times when I want a different color housing on my gyro cables but I go a certain route with my build design because i'm limited to black or white.  I'm not quite getting it from the pics though.  Where is the knarp?  How does it work?

Odyssey EVO II brakes come with knarps.  I don't use a traditional bottom or top cable.  I use a dual set up.  My brakes work way better and use any color housing.  I just use a regular cable and run them directly from one side of my Gyro to the brake and tighten it down with a krarp in the brake.

http://www.albes.com/ProductImages/brakes09/Odyssey_Evo2.Gold.jpg

In the pic you can see the 2 knarps with blue lock tight on the threads.

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#14 2013-01-15 9:23am

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

I also ended up ordering an extra long upper gyro cable from woollys hat shop in the uk like tobin. I guess we'll see when it gets here lol


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#15 2013-01-15 11:52am

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Re: Can you make your own gyro cable?

Here's more options. 
http://flatlandfuel.com/brakecables.aspx

http://0354a6b.netsolhost.com/images/products/detail/OdyM2Lever.jpg

Here's a pic of the Gyro with the knarps on the sides.

http://www.time2shinebmx.com/Odyssey-Gy … p_531.html

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