- modding a cable stop frame for full enclosure shift outers?
A mate mentioned the possibility of doing this with a drill (carefully) – simply buzz out the ‘cap end’ that is meant to stop the outer and let you keep a tight inner on a frame with exposed sections of run.
After the muddiest ride for some time on Monday this is sounding less insane.
Is it a good idea for the frame though? (Will I die?)Posted 4 years ago40mpgSubscriber
Have done this on my Giant Trance as the gear cables kept seizing. I haven’t died, and have working gears.
Best to get a small circular file too to get in there and get any burrs off. (Its a bloody awkward angle to drill out without grinding the drill against the frame).Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Drilling them is awkward. the ends on my schwinn were thick and hard as nails to drill through. Ended up doing a fair bit with a warding file because it was small and easier to get round the head and seat tube.
You want a nice small drill to get close in or a very long bit to bring the angle of attack down while holding the drill further away.Posted 4 years agoandysredminiMember
These would be the off the shelf solution . I use them on my trance for my reverb hose but they run on the underside of the tubes. You may not like the look of them on the top of the top tube on your frame.
AndyPosted 4 years ago
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