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Cannondale down tube cable rattle(6 posts)

Cannondale down tube cable rattlethedrk1
Mar 6, 2002 7:10 PM
Today I bult up a Cad5 with Campy Record. Everything works great, but the left side deraileur cable is so close to the downtube it rattles against it when I go over any bumps. I have the rubber donuts on the toptube brake cable and there is no problem there. I put a small shim under the bottom bracket cable guide, but there must be a noraml fix for this problem. The plastic cable guide under the bottom bracket is off center and the right side cable sticks out further from the frame, so it is not a problem.
I can't imagine all Cannondales being sold this way.
re: Cannondale down tube cable rattleDrD
Mar 7, 2002 5:20 AM
Why not put the rubber donuts on the deraileur cable, too?
re: Cannondale down tube cable rattleK-Man
Mar 7, 2002 7:29 AM
Lucky you found the source that fast, it took me several rides before I knew what that DAMN noise was. I just thought my shop forgot to put the donuts on the cable, but gravity would eventually let them slide down. I am going to try and find some really tight donuts to take care of the problem. Mine will even rattles at high speeds due to the wind vibrating the cables.

re: Cannondale down tube cable rattleE-ticket
Mar 7, 2002 8:41 AM
My CAAD4 does the same thing. Donuts do the trick.
More Donuts!grzy
Mar 7, 2002 10:08 AM
Just slap some more rubber donuts on the shifter cables. That's what I do when I work/build a C'dale.
Thanks for your timethdrk1
Mar 7, 2002 10:39 AM
I can't believe Cannondale would spend millions on developement and screw this up. A simple 1/4" to 1/2" width increase in the bottom bracket cable guide would solve the problem. Cost about $2 at the LBS, cost to Cannondale a few cents. Glad to hear I am not the only one.