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Road bike derailleur/brake cable question?????(4 posts)

Road bike derailleur/brake cable question?????robocomp
Jul 11, 2002 8:37 PM
I am building a new road bike. Everything seems very simple with the big
exception being cable install. I have Sinns book, but it very sketchy on
cable installations. Can someone direct me to a link or guide me on this
topic. For instance, what do I do to run derailleur or brake cable that is
bare cable (such as across top/down tubes)? Do you cut the wire housing from
point A to point B? Do you start in the middle sections and make sure to
have enough on both ends. Do I start on the ends and work from one end to
the other? No clue and no source yet to get a clue, even Sinn. thanks for
any help!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 11, 2002 9:36 PM
Not that hard.Spoke Wrench
Jul 12, 2002 5:21 AM
Start at your STI lever and work your way to the other end. You can always cut your housing little shorter later, but if it's too short, you're screwed. Be sure to turn your handlebar all the way to one side to be sure your housing is long enough. Otherwise you can get "ghost shifting" when you turn the bars sharply.
re: Road bike derailleur/brake cable question?????Chen2
Jul 12, 2002 5:32 AM
Yeah, what Spoke Wrench said. Shimano packs a good instruction sheet with their shifter sets which include all of the cables and housings. Campy probably does too, I don't know. It's easier than you think.