I think i've had a cunning idea regarding my gear cables.
nice, only do the grub screw on one cable stop tho. Got a mmmbop with bolt on stops, fine until you lift the bike (under TT cable routing) then you pull the cables and instead of nice straight cable run they are all wavy probably not doing much for the shifting.
Dibbs have you tried that? My heckler has cable stops with optional zip tie slots for full cable run, you can’t get enough “pressure” into the ties to prevent cable movement (only gradual, need to rearrange cable every few rides), dunno if it would be different with your suggestion.Posted 4 years agotrailofdestructionMember
Expensive ? Yes. Worth it ? DefinitelyPosted 4 years ago59timesthepain wrote:
Cotic’s setup is the best I’ve tried i.e. a full length out apart from an exposed section on the top tube.
Hmm none of the benefits of running a full length then…
Honestly never had an issue with cables moving etc. you can zip tie to the stays either side of the cable bosses and be fine. TBH that is probably overkill.Posted 4 years ago
In the past, I’ve run xtr cable sets with tongue and rubber seal set up. It worked just fine.II’ve also tried middleburn cable oilers. They’re not bad but I’m sure less than half of what I squirt gets into the cable housing.
The wife’s bike shifts better for longer and runs full length housing on the rear. Now, it could be that it doesn’t get ridden as often but I’m fairly convinced it’s the way to go.
I’m now happy to dremmel out the cable stops on my frame and run continuous housing but my only concern is that as the suspension does its thing, the housing will migrate.
Here’s my potentially cunning idea!
If I cut the end off the old ferrule and slide it over the housing, into the cable stop, then drill and tap a small hole in the side of the cable stop, I could fit a small bolt or grub screwto hold everything in place.
I know it sounds like a faff, but I like faffing with my bikes. Any reason why it wouldn’t work?Posted 4 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
My Soul stopped shifting after a run of Mabie in rain of biblical proportions. I have just gone onto a continuous run using BBB HYdroclamps, bit of a faff getting them in place, but using them leaves the cable stops undrilled. I rode it on Sunday and it shifted smoothly and flawlessly.Posted 4 years ago
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