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    I would go ahead and lube all the cables. An ounce of prevention and all that. I would also pull the front wheel and inspect the bearings, shoes, hardware and lube what needs it and replace anything that falls short of optimal. Easy to do and could prevent problems down the road.
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    The front brakes on mine have always required a flick of the lever to put them at the proper disengaged position. It stops great but I have just got used to the flick of the lever and no problems.

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    Put some lube on that brand new cable and a dab of grease on the pivot pin.

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    Florida bike?

    Check the wheel bearings. A failed bearing is zero fun. Can be quite painful too.
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    Had the same issue . I ended up pulling the cable out and cutting the nylon off the cable on both sides . It worked !

    New cable would be best .
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    The new cable is supposed to arrive today - real quick shipping and delivery. I'll lube it up before installing it and let you know how it works.
    Then, the clutch cable, even though it's working fine. Already did the throttle cables.
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    New cable in and it works great. Wheel spins freely, no binding of the brake or bearings, the whole problem was the cable sticking in the sheath and not sliding to release the brake.
    Happy again.

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    So what are you going to tear into next that we can help you out with?
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    I'm sure I'll find something. This is, after all, a 19 year old bike but it still runs fantastic.
    And I have to find some reason to talk to you guys, right? Isn't that why we're all here?
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