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It's too long, and it may get into the spokes.Roughly, you can cut the 1/3 of the current cable housing.


It's too long, and you should cut it again to get it closer to the right length. As a guideline, you could look at pictures of similar bikes online and cut you own cable housing so that the curve ends up about the same. If it's too short, the curve is too tight, and that adds friction. If it's too long, it adds a bit of friction, and you can get ...


Back in the day, cable ends were soldered. You could easily do the same thing with standard pipe solder. But the easiest solution is to roll past your LBS and ask them for a cable end which they will likely install for free.

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