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Those are just gear cables, you will need to buy brake cables and outers. Good on you for building it yourself, it's definitely do-able with a modicum of skill and even with limited experience. But... there's quite a few things you can do slightly wrong that will make the bike unsafe to ride. I think it would be good to have someone check over the bike ...


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I'm familiar with RSX brifters (brake and shift combo units) If that's what you have then its likely the grease has gummed up, stopping the under-lever from engaging the release. You might be able to finangle it a couple times by manipulating the underlever carefully, and you'll feel it catch. A blast in the guts of the brifter with brake cleaner or ...


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I beg to differ! I spy more cables hiding in the carpet If you have two pairs of cables, the thicker ones are for the brakes (thicker=stronger in this case) So there will be some lengths of housing to match each pair, in two sizes to suit the cables. The lengths of brake housing will be one short (front brake) and one long (rear brake). You can run the ...


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It sounds as though the return spring in the rear derailleur is no longer strong enough to push it back. Most likely the grease or oil in the system has dried out and become glue, probably dusty glue, over the time the bike wasn't used. One easy test (that may also fix the problem) is to leave the shifter set to high gear and while pedalling the bike on the ...


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You're trying to pull more cable through but the shifter is already in min gear after one click, while the derailleur is not. The shifter needs to be in the correct gear (smallest cog) when you install the cable. So when the cable is un-done, you should repeatedly press the thumb shifter while pulling the cable until all the tension is released. Then ...


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Think of the problem from the other perspective. The designer of the cassette knows how much the derailleur will move the chain laterally - nearly constant each shift. That's all the derailleur really does. The designer can therefore design the profile of the cassette teeth and the position of each cog 'clockwise' relative to the next one to enable good ...



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