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Old August 19th 19, 01:35 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog
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Old August 19th 19, 01:52 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On 8/18/2019 7:35 PM, AK wrote:


The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog


Oil the thread and ensure the wire is in the correct track.

Dry bolts and misplaced wires account for the greater bulk
of such complaints.

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Old August 19th 19, 02:25 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:



The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog


It is simply a clamp bolt and the question is whether it holds the
brake cable tightly when it is tightened, If it does than I shouldn't
worry about it.

As the bolt should be clamping the cable between a flange or washer on
the bolt and the brake arm itself. When it is tightened it shouldn't
move at all.

Your picture looks a bit strange, but maybe it is the perspective. See
https://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.htmlto
from a slightly different angle.
--

Cheers,

John B.
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Old August 19th 19, 03:11 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AK[_2_]
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:25:40 PM UTC-5, John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:



The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog


It is simply a clamp bolt and the question is whether it holds the
brake cable tightly when it is tightened, If it does than I shouldn't
worry about it.

As the bolt should be clamping the cable between a flange or washer on
the bolt and the brake arm itself. When it is tightened it shouldn't
move at all.

Your picture looks a bit strange, but maybe it is the perspective. See
https://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.htmlto
from a slightly different angle.
--

Cheers,

John B.


If that clamp bolt gets enlarged much more so my hex wrench slips, it will definitely be a big problem.


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Old August 19th 19, 03:21 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On 8/18/2019 9:11 PM, AK wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:25:40 PM UTC-5, John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:



The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog


It is simply a clamp bolt and the question is whether it holds the
brake cable tightly when it is tightened, If it does than I shouldn't
worry about it.

As the bolt should be clamping the cable between a flange or washer on
the bolt and the brake arm itself. When it is tightened it shouldn't
move at all.

Your picture looks a bit strange, but maybe it is the perspective. See
https://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.htmlto
from a slightly different angle.
--

Cheers,

John B.


If that clamp bolt gets enlarged much more so my hex wrench slips, it will definitely be a big problem.




I can't view your image, nor Mr Slocumb's but on most linear
(V) brakes, the cable anchor is just an m6x1.0 bolt.

For a cantilever carrier or arm anchor or a sidepull/
dual-pivot caliper it likely has to be a bicycle part.

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Old August 19th 19, 03:28 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On 8/18/2019 10:11 PM, AK wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:25:40 PM UTC-5, John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:



The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog


It is simply a clamp bolt and the question is whether it holds the
brake cable tightly when it is tightened, If it does than I shouldn't
worry about it.

As the bolt should be clamping the cable between a flange or washer on
the bolt and the brake arm itself. When it is tightened it shouldn't
move at all.

Your picture looks a bit strange, but maybe it is the perspective. See
https://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.htmlto
from a slightly different angle.
--

Cheers,

John B.


If that clamp bolt gets enlarged much more so my hex wrench slips, it will definitely be a big problem.


Are you positive you're using the correct size hex wrench? Some people
mistakenly grab a U.S. (inch) wrench and use it on metric screws that it
_almost_ fits.


--
- Frank Krygowski
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Old August 19th 19, 03:35 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:28:59 PM UTC-4, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 8/18/2019 10:11 PM, AK wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:25:40 PM UTC-5, John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:



The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog

It is simply a clamp bolt and the question is whether it holds the
brake cable tightly when it is tightened, If it does than I shouldn't
worry about it.

As the bolt should be clamping the cable between a flange or washer on
the bolt and the brake arm itself. When it is tightened it shouldn't
move at all.

Your picture looks a bit strange, but maybe it is the perspective. See
https://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.htmlto
from a slightly different angle.
--

Cheers,

John B.


If that clamp bolt gets enlarged much more so my hex wrench slips, it will definitely be a big problem.


Are you positive you're using the correct size hex wrench? Some people
mistakenly grab a U.S. (inch) wrench and use it on metric screws that it
_almost_ fits.


--
- Frank Krygowski


Or the bolt is a softer material that causes the socket opening to enlarge when force is applied to it.

Obviously the guy needs a new bolt and Andrew told him what size that most likely is.

Cheers
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Old August 19th 19, 03:56 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:

The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)
https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog


Brake cable anchor bolt for V-brakes. Photos:
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=bicycle+v-brake+brake+cable+anchor+bolt


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Old August 19th 19, 05:09 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 9:28:59 PM UTC-5, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 8/18/2019 10:11 PM, AK wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:25:40 PM UTC-5, John B. Slocomb wrote:
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:



The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog

It is simply a clamp bolt and the question is whether it holds the
brake cable tightly when it is tightened, If it does than I shouldn't
worry about it.

As the bolt should be clamping the cable between a flange or washer on
the bolt and the brake arm itself. When it is tightened it shouldn't
move at all.

Your picture looks a bit strange, but maybe it is the perspective. See
https://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.htmlto
from a slightly different angle.
--

Cheers,

John B.


If that clamp bolt gets enlarged much more so my hex wrench slips, it will definitely be a big problem.


Are you positive you're using the correct size hex wrench? Some people
mistakenly grab a U.S. (inch) wrench and use it on metric screws that it
_almost_ fits.


--
- Frank Krygowski


The bike is a Huffy Nighthawk Model 56347. The manual does not specify whether it uses American or metric sizes.

I have just a set of American hex wrenches but could get a set of metric wrenches and see if one of them fits the clamp bolt better.

Andy
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Old August 19th 19, 06:25 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Name of screw that holds the rear brake cable

On 19/08/2019 06:09, AK wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 9:28:59 PM UTC-5, Frank Krygowski
wrote:
On 8/18/2019 10:11 PM, AK wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:25:40 PM UTC-5, John B. Slocomb
wrote:
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:35:54 -0700 (PDT), AK
wrote:



The opening in the hex screw that holds the rear brake cable
has become much looser than it used to be. What is the name
of the part so I can order another one? (Hopefully they have
some made of harder steel.)

https://imgur.com/a/JT76Qog

It is simply a clamp bolt and the question is whether it holds
the brake cable tightly when it is tightened, If it does than I
shouldn't worry about it.

As the bolt should be clamping the cable between a flange or
washer on the bolt and the brake arm itself. When it is
tightened it shouldn't move at all.

Your picture looks a bit strange, but maybe it is the
perspective. See https://sheldonbrown.com/canti-direct.htmlto
from a slightly different angle. --

Cheers,

John B.

If that clamp bolt gets enlarged much more so my hex wrench
slips, it will definitely be a big problem.


Are you positive you're using the correct size hex wrench? Some
people mistakenly grab a U.S. (inch) wrench and use it on metric
screws that it _almost_ fits.


-- - Frank Krygowski


The bike is a Huffy Nighthawk Model 56347. The manual does not
specify whether it uses American or metric sizes.

I have just a set of American hex wrenches but could get a set of
metric wrenches and see if one of them fits the clamp bolt better.


A local bike shop may well have a spare one lying about, as people have
said, it's likely metric, there should be a clamp washer behind it (take
a look at another one on the street). I'd prefer a spare one before I
go medieval on its arse.

 




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