Front brake cable routing question on 85 haro master

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 13, 2018 at 2:53 AM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I see a ton on 1985 haro master with the front brake cable thru the stem, however my bolt is not hollow. It looks like it from the top but when taken apart it’s not. Any idea how this is supposed to work? What am I missing? 87e4c8b24657fe4b2556a2677ad4fb56.jpg c640e7da1b1a7bdd9e929785e52f672d.jpg a2d6d263afe875ac31c73533d53ec996.jpg


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  2. #2 Posted Jun 13, 2018 at 6:17 AM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    314993dbe3cf29356b91a61fdfbdd6fe.jpg 68cd7495cb4dddf42c8a288886e472ce.jpg check our how the PO had the cable routed. How would he do this without the hollow stem bolt?


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  3. #3 Posted Jun 13, 2018 at 9:32 AM

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    Seeing as its a Redline stem on a Haro bike, I'd guess that the stem was changed at some point.

    Find the right stem or wedge & wedge bolt and its a simple thing todo.
     
  4. #4 Posted Jun 14, 2018 at 7:32 AM

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    You can find hollow stem bolts anywhere. Call a bike shop or look online. There's plenty of walmart "freestyle" bikes that have them.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jun 15, 2018 at 12:03 PM

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    The Haro master came with the redline forklifter stem. Seems odd but that’s how they did it. The folks at bmx museum told me I need a “fakelifter” stem bolt or any original redline forklifter freestyle bolt. For whatever reason my bike was produced with a “race” stem as they were cranking these bikes out in mass production back then Anything could be the reason why this happened.


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