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Bike cable tension not consistent when shifting up as compared to down

This is normally a divide and conquer problem, although on a cheap bike, it could be the sum of a number of small problems - if the latter, be prepared to have your patience tested. First instinct is ...
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Is there anything I can do with extra brake cable?

You can use one of those headless cables to pull the chain out of hot wax (if you use this kind of lubrication). Pinch it with a nut and a bolt at one end, and maybe solder the other end to prevent ...
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Shimano nexus 8 internal gear shift cable holder is broken. What can I do?

So, if it is a Nexus 8, the part number should be Shimano CJ-8S20. In case I am wrong, double-check the part number. It should be printed into the steel arm that the cable housing goes in to. It ...
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Is there anything I can do with extra brake cable?

To close a quicklink thread old cable through the two surrounding links and pull together. Supposedly - at least the cheap cables - are uncoated steel so not toxic to the soil if used outdoors - ...
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Is there anything I can do with extra brake cable?

I've never found a good use for offcuts of inner cable. I did try untwisting one and using the fine wire as a reinforcement in a 3D print, but it wasn't much of a success. It is possible to make a new ...
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Is there anything I can do with extra brake cable?

You can buy shorter cables, though they're normally found in sets with a long back and short front. Jagwire do this, but the front cable is still rather long. I've also seen cables with a mountain-...
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Is there anything I can do with extra brake cable?

If most of the cable is still good, and only the ends are frayed (i.e. no rust or such), you can still use a rear brake cable for a front brake. Other than that, you can create all kinds of ornaments, ...
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What would you call the cable connection on a Race Face Aeffect R dropper post?

The aspect of the new post where the cable is secured is called the bottom cap assembly. The little black piece that holds the inner cable is called the cable bushing or, simply, cable holder. You're ...
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Gear cable stuck in Sensah empire shifter mechanism

You can see the head of the cable. Try gripping the sides with needlenose pliers and pull it out? You can also try to free the stuck part using lubricants and penetrating oils. This will contaminate ...
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Can I modify mechanical bar end shift levers such that they don't stop in the downward pointing lever position?

You don't have to get into the guts of the mechanism if you really wanted to do this. You can just sand through the polish/ano and use epoxy to bond on a bit of aluminum, something like this to ...
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Another question regarding the specific size of stepped ferrules

This type of housing stop was intended to take a bare 5mm spiral housing. If you're using indexed shifting, then Jagwire POP ferrules along with either the 5mm compressionless brake housing they're ...
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Do I need a specific Sturmey Archer indicator chain/rod and cable?

Yes, the indicator rods come in many lengths and several thicknesses. They're inexpensive and available, but figuring it out from scratch can be a pain. The way it works is that there is only one ...
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Is there anything I can do with extra brake cable?

Depending on how much spare cable you have you could attemp to use it as a protector for your chainstay (or other framepart) by wrapping it around. If you're feeling adventurous you could weave it ...
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What is the correct cable routing for this Shimano front derailleur?

Below you'll find a marked-up photo of yours that shows a couple of things. I do not believe the inner cable fits into the groove of that pinch plate. If we are talking about the same groove--the one ...
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What is the actual cable pull of brake levers?

The amount of cable pulled is half the answer to "what is the mechanical advantage of the lever?" The other half is how much did the lever move. This depends upon whether you are using your ...
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