- Ideas to secure dropper cable
Evening boys and girls.Posted 5 months ago
I’m very close to getting the new Bossnut but have a small issue…
I’m planning to rob the upgrades from my V1 and transfer to the new one, including a KS Lev dropper. HOWEVER, unlike the V1, the new frame doesn’t have cable clamps on the top tube (does have a stealth port on the seat tube though). As the Lev isn’t stealth routing, I can’t work out how to run the cable as before without having some shitty cable ties holding it in place and spoiling it.
Any help or suggestions on what I could do to use what I have (money for new stealth dropper is non existent) would be greatly appreciated!
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Could you run it down the downtube with the brake and gear cables, then up in line with the seattube? I did that with my Ariel and it seems to work out better than trying to tack it to the top tube.
Not sure if the Lev cable terminates at the post head or collar – my BX unit terminates at the collar which makes things a bit easier as I don’t have a big loop of cable to accommodate when the dropper is down.Posted 5 months ago
Thanks fozzy, I might have to do that.Posted 5 months ago
Lev terminates at the collar @tomparkin that’s why I bought that one (had the e-ten before which terminated at the post end) I did think I could use the cable guides on the down tube, but I reckon I’d still need to secure it (with a bloody cable tie!) somewhere on the seat tube 😔DezBSubscriber
My old Yeti had a cable tie on the back of the seatpost. A glob of Sugru inbetween the suspension plates and a stick on cable guide under the downtube. The stick on cable guide eventually fell off, so another cable tie was used.Posted 4 months ago
I swapped back to the sticky one to sell it cos it looked neater. Don’t know how long that’ll last!
I move mine between bikes and just use electrical tape – cheap quick and easy.
Without cutting it, one wrap around the top tube so you have tape between the frame and cable, hold the cable in place and wrap the tape around tightly twice. Cut neatly. I did this twice along the TT.
The cable will eventually wear through the tape so keep an eye on it, although I had mine on for 3 months last winter and it barely marked the tape, I suspect because my method prevented much cable movement.Posted 4 months agobatman11Member
I all ways have a pack of these in the tool box.Posted 4 months ago
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