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NOS Oversized 2mm MTB Brake Cable & Housing Set: Pink/Peach - Straddle Cables

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This vintage brake cable set is the 2mm size that came on early retro mountain bikes from the 1980's.  The cable is thicker than modern cables (2mm vs 1.6mm), and features the larger oversized end that will only work with early mountain bike brake levers.  These cables are made to work with the included 6mm cable housing.  Two ferrules included.

*The housing color is a peach or salmon pink. The color didn't come through super accurate in the photos, but it's pretty close.  It's definitely pink, don't be tricked by the orange-ish hue in the photos.

The other end of the cables are a standard cantilever brake straddle cable head. Cut off the ends of the cables and you have a pair of straddle cables.

These are great for early mountain bike levers that need this type of large end (see below), and are great for touring bikes.  They are stronger and less likely to brake.  They're also less prone to stretch under heavy loads.  

Motorcycle-style levers like early XT Deerhead M700, Suntour Power, and Tomaselli levers used this end.  Many levers came with concave "shims" that fit around the head of a modern cable end to fit the larger opening.  This style of cable is a better fit, and removes the risk of losing the shim (which are IMPOSSIBLE to find).  These are Giant branded, and manufactured in 1989. 

We have a basic black version of O.S. cables too! CLICK HERE


New old stock, mint


  • 2mm outside diameter cables
  • Uses 6mm housing
  • Includes 2 cables & housing
  • Includes 2 straddle cables

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