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Any tips on threading new cables through Klein Frame....(6 posts)

Any tips on threading new cables through Klein Frame....cdlynx
May 18, 2002 10:24 AM
It's time to replace the der. cables on Quantum Race (Shimano Ultegra). I'm sure there is a Klein Wrench out there who has a tip or 2 or a link to a site w/info to make this an easier process than it first appears to be.
re: Any tips on threading new cables through Klein Frame....velobear
May 18, 2002 2:03 PM
The best way to do this is to find some plastic cable sleeves that are just slightly wider than the cable itself. Keep the existing cable inside the frame while removing the cable housing at the point where it comes out of the frame. From the back of the bike, thread the cable sleeve with the tag end of the cable, and feed the sleeve through the frame, guided by the old cable. Make sure you leave several inches of the cable sleeves extending out from both ends of where the cable exits from the frame. Once the sleeve is inside the frame, with both ends sticking out, you can remove the cable, while maintaining the sleeve inside the frame. Use the sleeve as your guide for the new cable. I've got 2 Kleins, and learned this method from my lbs mechanic. Good luck.
re: Any tips on threading new cables through Klein Frame....texbaz
May 18, 2002 7:33 PM
You sure the guide tubes are not already installed?
If you look on the underside of the down tube just at the BB housing you should see 2 small tubes where the cables are coming out and through. I thought I was going to have a problem when I re-cabled my 97 Klein Quantum Race but found out Klein had already thought of this.
re: Any tips on threading new cables through Klein Frame....Juanmoretime
May 19, 2002 3:26 PM
I've owned two Kleins and if the sheilds are not in place. I've found the easiest way to fish the cable through the down tube is to turn the frame so that the cables are feeding up hill. You will have to take a couple of tries but they will pop out the holes on the bottom. I don't know why but it's almost impossible to feed them if the bike is satnding upright and you feed the cables down inside the down tube. Same for the rear brake cable. If you haven't already removed the cables. Get about three feet of cable housing liner and remove the cables from the derailluers. Slip the liner over the cable and feed it until it comes out the top. Remove the old cable, feed the new cable through the liner and remove the liner.
I gave up and made my Trek a singlespeed...cory
May 20, 2002 8:14 AM
Seriously--I rebuilt an old Trek tourer for commuting, and without thinking, I pulled the rear der. cable out of the chainstay. I spent two or three days trying to get it back, struck out at two excellent local shops and finally got it back on the road with a clamp-on housing stop, bypassing the stay. For three or four years, whenever I got bored I'd go out and futz with that cable. Finally, a couple of years ago when I wanted to build a singlespeed, I used that bike instead of an old Bstone just so I could quit thinking about it.
re: Any tips on threading new cables through Klein Frame....cdlynx
May 20, 2002 9:48 AM
Thanks for the tips (Cory: I'll keep yours in consideration in case I get real stuck). The cable guides are no longer installed in the tubes (as I believe Klein intended), so I will apply your suggestions. cdL