Classic Rene Herse Straddle Cable Yoke


The classic Rene Herse Straddle Cable Yoke is intended for restorations of classic Rene Herse bikes. As on the originals, the upper nut (7 mm) is smaller than on the modern version. (The photo shows the modern version on the left and the classic one on the right.)

Thanks to the roller, your brake centers automatically after you’ve removed a wheel and opened the brake’s quick release/straddle cable.

If your brake’s springs aren’t well equalized, simply reverse the lower bolt, so it pinches the roller and immobilizes it. Then you can position the straddle cable slightly off-center to make up for the uneven spring tension.

Sold as a pair.

  • Top nut: 7 mm head
  • Roller screw: 8 mm head
  • Reversible: roller can spin freely or be fixed
  • Steel bolts
  • Suitable for all centerpull and cantilever brakes
  • Use with thin (derailleur cable) and thick (brake cable) straddle wires
  • 12 g (each)
  • Assembled in the USA from U.S. and Taiwanese components