Parts jamming break lines

Matt Barrack

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So I see a lot of projects done on bikes with the break lines going under the top tube. Mine are on the top and when I bolt my fuel tank on, it presses on the cables and screws up my breaks and my gear shifter. Anything I can do?
 


crassius

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put two tall skinny spacers up there between the lines for the tank to sit on, otherwise, you'll have to replace them with new lines that have real outers all the way down and can be hung under tank
 

Matt Barrack

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put two tall skinny spacers up there between the lines for the tank to sit on, otherwise, you'll have to replace them with new lines that have real outers all the way down and can be hung under tank
Thanks. Can I ask, what are spacers?
 

crassius

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cut a piece of pipe about an inch or two long - split it lengthwise into a couple pieces about 1/2 inch wide - stick them to top bar of frame between the two cables with double-sided tape right where the tank mounts are (if three cables use 4 really skinny pieces so middle cable passes thru between)
 

Matt Barrack

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cut a piece of pipe about an inch or two long - split it lengthwise into a couple pieces about 1/2 inch wide - stick them to top bar of frame between the two cables with double-sided tape right where the tank mounts are (if three cables use 4 really skinny pieces so middle cable passes thru between)
thanks.
 
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