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handlebar cable grooves(5 posts)

handlebar cable grooveswolfereeno
Aug 31, 2002 8:40 PM
Which Handlebars don't have a cable channel in the back?

Suppsedly the cable channel on the front is for shimano goupos and the one in back is for campy. I've got shimano and hate the groove in the back which hurts my palms when I grip on the flat part. Any suggestions? My current bars are 3TTT.

Thanks
re: handlebar cable groovesLigon
Sep 1, 2002 7:04 AM
There are rubber strips available to put in the groove of the bar. I put them in my bar and they work great. YOu should be able to pick a couple up from your LBS for no more than a couple of bucks.

Hope this helps,

Ligon
re: handlebar cable grooveswolfereeno
Sep 1, 2002 3:47 PM
That would be awesome. I will go and ask my lbs
Another fixboneman
Sep 2, 2002 12:06 AM
If you can't find them, just get some silicone caulk and lay a bead into the groove. Then take a piece of cardboard cut into the profile of the bar and smooth the bead. Let dry and you're all set. Used this method for years.
Two brands that don't have the second grove arerockit
Sep 2, 2002 7:52 AM
Ritchey and Profile Design. Also the Forte bars at Performance.