- Show me your dropper post cable solutions (or help!)
right heres the dilemna, i dont have any guides for a dropper post cable remote (older frame), i only run 1×10 so you’d think i can use the front mech guide right? well wrong, i cant 🙁
its a partial hole for an inner cable and NOT an outer (so a full cable running through the front mech is not an option)
so i either need something to stick on to the frame, or some other genius method (WWIW i’ve tried those mparts cable guides and they didnt stick to the frame even after degreasing)
what are my options?Posted 5 years agoweeksySubscriber
you mean like the ones on CRC ?
oh…. you did… lolPosted 5 years agoI_AcheMember
I just zip tied mine to the TT. I also put a ziptie throught the seatpost qr and then another through that so the dropper cable stays in a straight line down the post and doesn’t flap around everywhere. If you don’t know what I mean I can get a pic for you but probably not until tomorrow.Posted 5 years ago
cheers NW & i ache – i cant remember what i did with the mparts ones, dont really fancy supergluing to the frame, but its an option if it works i reckon!
sounds like a pretty good solution I ache – a pic(s), would be appreciated! i need some inspration, as my under the seat lever is a bit deadly around new places, especially trail centres where i dont know whats comingPosted 5 years ago
ndthorton – i did think about that too as an option, its out of warranty now anyways, but knowing my luck/skill ill drill through the top tube! that would be a perfect solution, cant understand why they bothered with a tiny section of cable exposed in the first place!Posted 5 years ago
I have a dropper post – on my fun bike – and not a cable opporated one though.
Beware – the number of times iv been riding with people who’s posts have locked in the up or down position due to grit in the cable or cold temperatures….
Personally Im happy with my lever 🙂
Although for complete reliability you could try one of those new fangled fixed seatposts…..Posted 5 years ago
Oscillate Wildly – Member
NW just sort of standard loctite super glue? the sort that sticks your fingers together?
Well, I use the gel stuff as it’s easier to work with. But yup, the sort that sticks yourself to yourself.
Underseat lever is worse than just not having a dropper post, at least with a standard post you’re not tempted to try and drop it at inappropriate times.Posted 5 years agoV8_shin_printMember
Would these work for you? I use them to mount hydraulic hose on a frame with mounts for cable brakes.Posted 5 years agooregon29Member
It depends on which dropper you’re using but if it’s cable actuated why not cut the housing to fit the cable stops on the frame and not run full housing. I did this on my old blur lt with a gravity dropper post and no front derailuer. It gave a super crisp lever feel though I was careful to seal the cables they didn’t get gunked up.
If you’ve got a reverb i’d protect the frame with some of that clear protective tape or I like the fuzzy backside of velcro and then just run a zip tie all the way around the tube.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Zip tie and a bit of camelpack hose (or other tin tubing).
thread the tie through the hose, around the cable, back though the hose,arround the frame and zip it up.
Voila, secured cable and looks neat to boot. Also works really well for front brakes on fork lowers. If you haven’t got any hose, a second zip tie works quite well.
Or use 3 zip ties, one arroudn the frame, one arround the hose and one holding them together. The beuty of this method is the one arround the hose can be as slack as you like, allowing the hose to pass through as the suspension moves or the post drops.Posted 5 years ago
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