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Cable routing for BarCons?(6 posts)

Cable routing for BarCons?schilla
Jan 19, 2003 6:32 AM
I am currently using shimano barcons.........I installed them with the cable in the mustache method where the cable come out of the bar tape just before the first bend in the bar.

The cable sticking out of the tape is buggin me when I am riding in the drops. Has anyone had sucess with routing them all the way up around the bar and out near the stem, such as the way the brake cable of campy ergo would follow the bar.
re: Cable routing for BarCons?hummu
Jan 19, 2003 9:10 PM
I know of a few people besides me who have routed the cable up the bar to exit near the stem. I just did a cable job like that for the front shifter a few nights ago on my Proctor. The rear is an Ergo shifter.
Proctor!! I have one too!JR007
Jan 20, 2003 10:13 AM
I saw your reference to a Proctor. I also have one. My second actually. What year/model is yours? how do you have it set-up?
Proctor!! I have one too!hummu
Jan 20, 2003 10:35 AM
Check out some of my other messages below. I've been keeping a comentary with pictures. Year? Mid eighties? Model? I don't know. Road? Sport? Did Proctor have models?

Take a look at hummu "Dirt Drops, yeah!" 1/20/03 10:31am and hummu "My new rig." 1/6/03 7:38am for more info.

Proctor!! I have one too!JR007
Jan 20, 2003 11:45 AM
My Proctor looks similar, but with a 2-colour paint scheme. I guess it's around mid-80's, 531 Reynolds etc. I have an old brochure for Proctor bikes. They made several models. A touring bike and a few different road bikes, I think one was a triathalon model... It's a great bike. I recently bought a Fuji cross frame and fork and swapped the Ultegra STI I had on the Proctor. ( the Proctor originally came with a Suntour Sprint group) So the Proctor is sitting waiting to be built, but I can't decide how to build it. I was thinking of Dirt Drops or Moustache with bar-cons actually, so yours is especially interesting! I still have a set of 600 cranks and brakes kicking around. Just need wheels, rear der. and bars.
I'll try and dig up an old photo of it and post it tomorrow!
Thanks for the info. I live in Edmonton actually, and still see a few of these bikes on the road.
re: Cable routing for BarCons?Fred the Cross Poser
Jan 20, 2003 7:53 AM
I did it with my dura ace barcons without any shifting problem. You will need to get a different cable housing - the ones that came were too short.