Bicycles brake cables can cause serious injury to riders and passengers and are prone to slipping and breaking off.
But the best way to remove them without damaging your bike is by a simple cable remover.
Here are 10 simple ways to get your brake cables off safely.
Cut the cable cleanly 1.
Using a knife or small cutting tool, cut the cable from the ends, which are connected to the brake lever by a metal strip.
If you have one of those, remove it.2.
Use a cordless wire cutter 3.
Using the same wire cutter, cut through the cable.4.
Use scissors to cut through a layer of insulation and cut away the cable completely.5.
Remove the insulation layer using a sharp knife.6.
Remove insulation using a small flathead screwdriver7.
Using scissors or another wire cutter (the most convenient option), remove insulation by using a pair of scissors.8.
Use the wire cutter to pull out the insulation layers, which should then be removed with the wire remover, or with a wire brush.9.
With the cable removed, it is best to use the same method to get it off.10.
To remove brake cable from a bicycle, first cut it cleanly.
If it is not completely removed, there is a chance that it will slide off your bike.
If this happens, it’s best to first clean the cable with soap and water.
Then, wash your bicycle and remove it with a mild detergent, such as soap and warm water.
You can also use a soft cloth to wipe it off and remove the cable in a few seconds.