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I was able to rotate the grooved tube 180 degrees with a flat screwdriver wedged into the groove. I cleaned the area and applied a bit of Crazy Glue around the tube. The shifter cable is now in contact with the unworn part of this tube and excessive friction in the system is gone.


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Sounds to me like you've got Campagnolo-sized shifter ends. The difference is subtle but definite. Left is Shimano, Right is Campagnolo. Not sure how you're measuring, using a ruler might explain the difference. The common-quoted diameters are Shimano shifter end barrel diameter: 0.173" (4.39 mm) Campag shifter end barrel diameter: 0.159" (4.04 ...


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This obviously depends on the location on where you ride, whether or not your bike happens to be a fixed gear bike (most are not), whether or not the laws consider the ability to backpedal on a fixed gear bike a brake device. This could also depend on the specifics of the bicycle. The lawmakers obviously don't want everyone riding on bicycles with only one ...


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