Handbrake Cable For Rapido 9090f Alko Chassis

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  1. The Bolt

    The Bolt Read Only Funster

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    Hi all

    In need of new handbrake cable for Rapido 9090F on Alko chassis. I understand that the Alko cable is nearly £200.00 with postage. Anyone know of anyone who manufactures cables from a pattern which should be cheaper.

    Bernard
     
  2. Peter A Forbes

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    We used Hindle Controls to make up special brake cables for our drawbar turntable trailer.

    24 Hour delivery from a verbal description and excellent workmanship.

    Hindle Controls
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    01274 732284
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    email: controls@hindle.co.uk
    web: http://www.hindle.co.uk

    Peter
     
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  3. Techno

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    If it is a garage that has told you your handbrake cable is beyond adjustment I would get a second opinion. One MOT station told me a load of tosh and when I went elsewhere the following year they found no issue with it. Also said my rear bushes on the control arms were nearly worn out :LOL: there are simply liars out there.
     
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    Good morning,
    If you have a Fiat based van with Alko chassis the hand brake can be inefficient if not set up correctly. Has the cable broken ? If I recall Techno 100 wrote about this a couple of years ago.
    Once set up correctly handbrake is very good but all adjustment needs to be taken back & started again from scratch.
    Don't just try to tighten the cable, makes things worse.
    Barrie.
     
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  5. Techno

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    Yes I did
    Yes the starting point is setting the handbrake shoes correctly within the disc drums. Mine has past two Mots since the first tosser said they were borderline :mad: ( and may need a very expensive cable guv )
     
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    any pointers ..........did you do one of your how to photo threads?
     
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