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Cables rubbing paint off head tube(3 posts)

Cables rubbing paint off head tubeAndy
Apr 21, 2001 8:13 PM
Does anybody know if there is a product (like a plastic clip with cable guides) that you can put on your head tube that will prevent the cables from wearing through the paint?

I see there are a few bike mfg companies that are wising up and welding the cable guides on the head tubes instead of the down tubes. Unfortunately, I don't have one of those.

If I can't find anything... would any of you fellow cyclists purchase one if I designed and sold it?
re: Cables rubbing paint off head tubeSkip
Apr 21, 2001 8:27 PM
You could use the plastic stick-on tape, chain stay protectors. CC, Excel, Performance, etc. should have them. (Inexpensive - $6.00; 1 1/2" X 10').
re: Cables rubbing paint off head tubeEames
Apr 22, 2001 5:59 AM
Cross you cables. Then they won't rub on the head top. All of my bikes are setup this way. The front shifter housing & cable cross the head tube ( in front ) and go in the right shifter boss. The rear shifter housing & cable go to the left shifter boss. About half way down the downtube the cables cross back to their needed alignment. This prevents all headtube rubing.