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Cable routing on Cinelli Ram integrated Bar(3 posts)

Cable routing on Cinelli Ram integrated Barglia
Jan 16, 2004 6:01 AM
I just got a used Cinelli Ram bar and have been trying to install it last night. It's a sweet looking piece no questions! However, I am having the hardest time to make the brake cable routing work. I get the cable through allright but brake performance is sticky. The first half inch pull on the shifter is very loose and then it engages but feels sticky. I assume that the bends that the cable takes getting into the bar and out again are too tight. I gave up last night at 12:30. Any help or suggestions.
re: Cable routing on Cinelli Ram integrated Barone_speed
Jan 16, 2004 1:58 PM
i have a friend who's a fantastic mechanic who says it is possible to do those right. i've never done them, but he says you need to get everything set-up and sort of do it all in one step (routing the cables). he had found one where the shop had actually bent the housing to get it together. he says it's not too hard if you can do it in one smooth movement. no, i have no idea what he means, as i don't have the experience. but maybe it'll help out in some way? best of luck.
Check a few thingsspookyload
Jan 16, 2004 5:37 PM
You are going to hate this, but you need to pull the housing out of the bars. Make sure there are no kinks in the housing and the ends are cut clean with ferrules installed. When you reinstall the housing put a new cable in the housing sticking out a good foot. Insert the housing/cable into the hole on the front of the bar where it will come out by the stem. Basically you are putting it in backwards. When the wire pokes out the other hole, fish the whole housing/cable setup through the hole. The shifter/brake levers will be installed about 3/4 of an inch lower than the hole. You will see about a 1/2 inch of housing when it is installed right. There should be no huge bends in the housing. It sounds to me like you are forcing a bend in it by the brake lever. That is the only place it could be since the other bends are very gradual. Do you have a digital camera you could take a picture of the cable now so I could see it? That would tell a lot. If so take a picture of it with the brake hood pulled up and the bar tape revomed.