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Questions tagged [cable-routing]

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How to guide rear brake cable in a frame without brake guides?

I recently bought a fixed frame (polo and bike Williamsburg) which I want to ride as singlespeed. The frame has the hole for the rear brake but does not have any attachment to guide the cable. What ...
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How to attach cable mounting points to a bicycle frame?

I have a frame-building project that is near completion: An old 90ies steel MTB frame was cut, and converted into a frame for a cargo bike. In my enthusiasm, I have overlooked one detail: The ...
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Prevent internally-routed cable housing from vibrating against frame

The rear brake cable and housing are internally routed through the top bar of the frame. It rattles around when riding on bumpy roads and sounds annoying. What's the best way to mitigate this?
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Can I upgrade to newer groupsets despite my frame not supporting internal cable routing?

I was given a 5 year old bike with alloy frame with an old Sora groupset and I'm planning to upgrade to the newer Shimano 105 r7000 groupset. Apart from my Shimano R500 wheelset(which I know only ...
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1 inch threadless headset with hollow cap for cable routing

Lets skip the questions about why I want to do this, but I would like to run my front brake cable through my headset. This is an older race frame with a 1 inch headset. Most headsets built for this ...
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What are these cable “unions” called

The Moulton bike can be taken apart for travel (just using it as an example, I don't have one). The cables that run from the handlebar to the rear triangle are not single continuous cables but are ...
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How to install pre bled brakes with internally routed frame

I have a 2017 Salsa Mukluk with an internally routed rear brake. I bought Shimano XT hydraulic brakes to replace the low end mechanicals that came on the bike. My problem is that the brakes came pre-...
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Giant Defy 2018 front brake cable routing problem

I have a feeling that there is something very obvious I am missing. Just got my Giant Defy Advanced 2. Fitted the front wheel and found the way the front brake cable is routed means it is in the ...
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Is shift cable protector under bottom bracket on cyclocross bike important?

I recently replaced the shifter cables on my cyclocross bike (Specialized Tricross). Both cables run exposed (not in cable housing) under the bottom bracket, through a little screwed-on plastic guide ...
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Hydraulic to mechanical conversion - cable routing

A family member has asked me to convert their hydraulic disk brake system (an old Hayes So1e) to cable disk brake. I believe the bike is only going to be used casually, so performance isn't paramount, ...
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Is running shifter cables over the stem a bad idea?

I don't like how much the cables bend if I run them under the stem. In the end, I actually had them on backwards and when I swapped them I was able to get acceptable cable runs to the stops on the ...
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Remove SRAM Guide with internal routing

I want to remove my SRAM Guide RS rear brake (to replace it with Shimanos). The frame has internal routing, so I need to keep the DOT fluid from coming out of the cable when pulling them through the ...
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Panasonic/Tange brake cable guide removal and replacement

As someone who has never had a bike with internal brake cable routing (in this case through the top tube), I bought an '87 Panasonic DX 3500 bike for restoration. The frame as well as many of the ...
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Campagnolo cabling: can I use other non-Campagnolo brands?

The obvious reason why, is cost! I need my front derailuer's cable to be replaced and I'd like to simply buy some raw brake cable from the bike shop and simply re-insert into my existing campy cable ...
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Internal cable routing blocked on '80s steel frame. What are my options?

I have a new-to-me ~80's steel frame with a rear derailleur cable that is routed through the chainstay. There's a blockage close to the BB end, and I'm wondering what my options are? My assumption is ...
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What's the strongest way to bond a cable stop to an aluminum frame?

I recently picked up another well loved GT road bike frame- it's in great shape aside from a missing downtube cable stop. The model is a ZR 4000 probably from 1999, it's 7005 heat treated aluminum. My ...
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Is this brake cable alignment correct or problematic?

I have a BB7 disc brake to fit to a CAAD10. Am I fitting this wrong or have I bought the wrong thing? It doesn't look like the brake cable lines up with the rubber bit - like this: I have not yet ...
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Cable pull, indexing of Shimano's IGH vs. deraileur

What's the exact cable pull and indexing of Shimano Alfine SG-S700 SRAM G8/9 Shimano ROAD RD-5800 SRAM Force Rear dérailleur other... The idea is to use ST-RS505 brifter with an IGH. Not entirely ...
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How useful/valuable is internal cabling?

I'm in the market for a new bike. I'm not a club rider but a utilitarian one: I commute on my bike, visit friends and run errands. On average I probably ride 2-4 miles per day, almost entirely on good ...
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bar end shifters on drop bars - why not run the cables all the way to the stem?

The typical touring bike with drop bars and bar end shifters shoots the shift cable out the bar tape, right under the curve like so: My bike is like this. It would be cleaner to run those cables all ...
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How to route shifter cables along frame to a Rohloff external gear mech?

I am currently converting my Rohloff's gear mech from the internal to external version, and I’d like to route the shifter cables along the downtube and chainstay. However, I’m not sure how to route ...
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Can a bike frame be retrofitted with internal cable routing without Disassembly?

Would I be able to have a local framebuilder retrofit an existing steel mountain bike frame to install internally routed cable guides on the top tube without disassembling the frame? I would probably ...
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Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing

All of a sudden, I desperately need those, but I'm failing to find it on ebay or anywhere else. Maybe I call them wrong? Do they have a specific title or something? Thanks for help guys, you're the ...
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Is it normal for my derailleur cables to cross over on the down tube?

I've just picked myself up a Specialized Allez Sport 2014 road bike from Evans Cycles (UK). I test rode the bike and I'm happy with the bike, but when I got home, and flipped the bike over to make a ...
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Disc brake lines quite long [duplicate]

Currently building a new mountain bike. I'm fairly bike savvy and have built quite a few bikes over the years, but mainly road bikes. I have installed/fitted a new Shimano slx group set and the ...
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Cable routing around bottom bracket

See picture attached of a point in the rear derallier cable routing - should I put something in there to prevent rubbing (I can't fit any brake or gear housing in there - so if so what should I use?), ...