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Bianchi/campy cabling question(5 posts)

Bianchi/campy cabling questionsupercomp
Jul 8, 2002 8:37 PM
I'm in the process of cannabalizing a Univega for it's campy parts and putting them on a Bianchi Veloce frame. The problem I'm having is the rear deraileur cable seems too small for the cable stop on the chainstay. This cable stop is a different shape than the other cable stops on the frame. This cable stop is ball shaped with a cylinderical cut out for the cable and a a through hole instead of a slot. Do I need a special cable or cable end (ferrule)? What is the purpose of this different kind of cable stop.
re: Bianchi/campy cabling questionlnin0
Jul 8, 2002 9:06 PM
I have a Veloce and although the cable stop on the rear is different (ball shape) it still has a big enough hole on it to tightly fit a normal farrule.
re: Bianchi/campy cabling questionAndy M-S
Jul 9, 2002 4:52 AM
There is a special ferrule, I believe it's a Campy part, that necks down to the appropriate diameter for that hole. Your LBS should have one. Generally, they fit 5mm cable housing, but I have seen a plastic version for 4mm housing as well (though I don't know whether I'd trust plastic in this application).
re: Bianchi/campy cabling questionsupercomp
Jul 9, 2002 11:50 AM
My LBS gave me the plastic 4mm necked down ferrule. Which is the wrong size for my cables. So that was throwing me off. Should I just go with a 4mm cable and the plastic part or find the correct necked down 5mm part?
re: Bianchi/campy cabling questionAndy M-S
Jul 9, 2002 12:01 PM
Either way. Personally, I like having all the cable housing on my bike the same diameter, but I've done mixed as well.

Second thought--Go wtih the larger diameter so that you have a metal part there; plastic might flex when you don't want it to, making shifting adjustment a little more difficult.