Hi Guys & Gals, a quick question from a technically inept MTBer.
I have a Rocky Mountain ETSX & the gear changing on the rear mech especially up shifting to the lower gears is a lot stiffer than on my Stumpy HT. I have decided to have a go at fixing this problem myself as this will help me gain more bike maintenance skills for when I am out on the trail.
Anyway the current system has 3 sections where the gear cable runs through the black outer sleeve & 2 sections where the cable is bear.
I was thinking about running a full outer cable from shifter to rear mech to see if that stops the muck & bullets getting into the outers and causing the shifting problem.
Just a couple of questions please:
1.Will running full outers be better or should I continue to use the current split outer set up?
2.I donÃt want to start drilling out the cable stops, so what is the best way of securing the outers to the frame, zip ties?
3.Any tips about how I should go about this or any things I should be wary of?
IÃm sat at home at present with most of the gear I think I need but IÃve also got the dreaded flu, so any assistance useful, useless or humorous would be appreciated.