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help needed from campy wrenchescogsworth
Nov 15, 2001 4:29 PM
I'm building up my own frame with chorus components, and all has been going well until I came to routing my cables. A couple of things are making me nervous, and I'd appreciate any advice that you could give me. First,.... the ferrules that came with the cables seem to be sized for the derailuer cables and housings and not the brakes, They don't fit over the housings, and the hole is super snug when the cables are threaded thru. They also don't fit in the barrel adjuster on the brakes. Can I install the brake cable housings without the ferrrules, or did my shop send me the wrong ferrules? Second,... my frame is the only one I've seen without a plastic piece on the bottom bracket to route the derailuer cables. My cables are going to be sliding over paint and eventually bare metal. ( It has slots but they are a part of the frame) Should I rig up something to go between the frame and cable? Sorry if they are dumb questions, but I don't want to screw this up. Thanks in advance for any help.
re: help needed from campy wrenchesCarbonTi
Nov 16, 2001 6:25 AM
Campy supplies ferrules that are a tight fit on brake cable housings. You will only need to use them for brake set-ups that have a split cable housing run along the top tube for the rear brake. I reduce the thickness of the plastic housing with sandpaper before tapping a ferrule on. It is a tight fit. The cable will bind unless the ferrule is on straight so make sure it is not skewed on the housing.

You don't need a brake housing ferrule on the cable adjuster side or on the Ergo lever side for a straight run. Just insert the housings into the barrel adjuster or the lever.

Many frames have bare channels or pegs in the BB to route derailleur cable. I have a Masi and a Serotta with each of these setups. Just run the cable. Hope this helps and good luck.