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Brake cable for Cruiser 80.

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Brake cable for Cruiser 80.

Post  Sorcererflyer on Tue May 31, 2016 8:09 pm

Hi Folks. Does anyone know where I can buy a new front brake cable for a Cruiser 80?
Also looking to buy a used pillion footrest for the same.
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Post  kerabo on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:13 am

Look up J j cables
He has all the measurements for our old bikes. Little slow but good.

Ken
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re brake cable for Cruiser 80.

Post  Sorcererflyer on Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:56 pm

Thanks for that, Ken.

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front brake cable for Cruiser 80

Post  mike Sayer on Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:02 pm

Hi Sorcererflyer, I have an inkling the Cruiser 80 uses the same front brake cable as the Cruiser 84, Romac TG685. (Someone will soon correct me if I`m telling porkies!)
I have 2 (new) spare TG685 but they both have Arden green outer sheath, not black.

Regards Mike Sayer Shocked
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Brake cable for Cruiser 80.

Post  Sorcererflyer on Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:58 pm

mike Sayer wrote:Hi Sorcererflyer,  I have an inkling the Cruiser 80 uses the same front brake cable as the Cruiser 84, Romac TG685. (Someone will soon correct me if I`m telling porkies!)
I have 2  (new) spare TG685  but they both have  Arden green outer sheath, not black.

Regards Mike Sayer Shocked

Hiya Mike,
                My Cruiser 80 is Arden green ( and rust). If you have a cable for sale I would be delighted to purchase it from you.
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Cruiser 80 brake cable

Post  mike Sayer on Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:34 am

Hi Sorcererflyer, in the absence of any comment refuting my assertion that the Romac TG685 fits the Cruiser 80 as well as the 84, I`ll be happy to let you have one of my spares. Please PM me with your address & Email etc.
Regards, Mike. Smile
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Post  piston 197 on Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:08 pm

TG685 fits the Cruiser 84
TG543 fits the cruiser 80 and 89
both are 3Ft 3In long and have the same nipple on each end, I can only surmise that the deeper front guard on the 84 gives a different length of exposed inner as the length from the front guard stay to the brake pivot may be different, other than that , there must be some reason for the different part numbers as the 80 and 89 share the same guard and have the same cable, the 84 uses a different guard and has a different part number for the cable ??
JH
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Front brake cables.

Post  mike Sayer on Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:21 pm

John, as luck would have it, I have two Romac TG685 cables in their original boxes (although one of them is on its way to Dublin). One of the boxes has "TG685 replaces TG543" printed on it so it seems from that the TG685 will definitely fit the Cruisers 80, 84 & 89.
I`m sure you meant to say in your post that the cables have the same nipples, cable for cable, ie. handlebar end has a normal barrel shaped nipple & the lower end has a specially shaped nipple to fit the front wheel hub brake lever. Both TG685 & TG543 have the same combination of nipples.Thanks for your help John.
Mike Sayer.
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Steak and Kidley

Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:42 pm

I said "steak and kidley" Diddle I ?
Yes that's what I said
TG685 and TG543 have the same nipples on each end, not identical nipples on each end of the cables !
Strangely enough the Romac cable catalogue shows the two separate numbers as being distinct to the model 84 ( TG685) or the 80 & 89 (TG543)even after the later TG685 cable came out, it does not show it as a replacement for TG543, but for the life of me I cannot see the need for 2 different numbers unless the deeper valanced mudguard makes a difference to the free length of the inner ?? even so re-positioning the mudguard bridge would sort this difference out , ( assuming there is one ?)
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steak & sidney!

Post  mike Sayer on Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:04 pm

Now look `ere John, you must take into consideration the fact that not everyone in the British Isles understands colloquial English, nor indeed the shape of their upper & lower nipples! I was just trying to make things easier to understand, a fact I think our friend in the southern part of an island the other side of an uncommonly ferocious sea is now well aware of.
Anyway, the TG685 he will receive in the next few days will definitely fit, or I`ll chew the nipples off my other spare!!
Kind regards, Mike. Laughing
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No problem !

Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:16 pm

Cheers Mike actual details from the romac catalogue issued in 1966
shows :-
TG543 suitable for Cruiser 80 1957/63 and Cruiser 89 1962/65 (FB Part No 6265)
TG685 suitable for Cruiser 84 1959/63  ( FB Part No 6955)
So as the Romac part No AND the Fb Part No. are different for the two cables, there must be some difference in the cable design , for both FB and Romac to give the two cables different part Nos.??
The Bridge piece and the mudguard are different on the 84, so as I said earlier it can only be the difference in length between the inner and outer cable lengths as bars, forks and brake drum are the same on 80,84 and 89 , but I cannot see why with a bit of jiggling with mudguard position the 84 cable will not fit the 80 and 89 ??
So conclusion is the 84 cable is "wrong" for the 80/89, but will almost certainly do the job ?? Which was the original topic "the 84 cable fit an 80 ?, someone will correct me if I am telling porkies ?"
JH

p.s all TG cables will be green Black ones will be just T the clue is G=green
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Post  mike Sayer on Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:56 am

Thanks John, in case anyone is interested, the dimensions for the Romac TG685 (green), and the T685 (black) cables are as follows:- length overall (nipple centre to nipple centre) is 39" (as already stated by John). The length of the outer sheath (green or black) is 25 1/2", the length of the small dia. plastic tube (green or black) covering part of the exposed inner cable is 7 1/2". The cable adjuster with locknut has an overall length of 1 7/8", the threaded part of that being 1 1/2". How this compares with a Romac T or TG543, I wouldn`t know `cos I aint got one!
Incidently John, how terribly cunning of Romac to have thought of prefixing their part number with a "G" to denote "Green", well well. Shocked
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clever ?

Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:07 am

Yes and if you are buying cables for Lambrettas and NSU quicklys , Hondas etc , you will see the pre-fix TS, which denotes SILVER.
So that gives you;-
T = Black
TG = Green
TS= Silver
There are no other options in the catalogue, but who knows what might be have been available with other manufacturers such as Flexercable, Bowden etc
I have definitely seen Montesa motorcycles with red cables .
JH
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