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BB gear cable rub

itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
edited February 2009 in The workshop
My gear cables are rubbing on the down tube of the frame at the point near the BB, i've tried adding 5mm rubber washer underneath which has helped but the rub is still there when cable tension is applied ie. shifting into high gear.

What can I do?

No constructive advice ignored :(
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,337
    Just realised an answer, which is ridiculously simple... Put a couple of short lengths of cable outer on where it's rubbing. Brake cable would probably be better as it's not under compression and is more flexible.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
    whyamihere wrote:
    Just realised an answer, which is ridiculously simple... Put a couple of short lengths of cable outer on where it's rubbing. Brake cable would probably be better as it's not under compression and is more flexible.

    Yeh someone else on another forum that I never visit also suggested that but surely those cable "bodges" would rattle around and annoy the hell out of me, pants design I think.

    Now then whyamihere et al guess which country my frame is from :wink:
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,337
    They don't rattle, as the cable holds it tight against the down tube.

    Look, I'm not saying that everything Italian's great, but Campagnolo are!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Italian?

    do you have a picture of the problem?
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
    whyamihere wrote:
    They don't rattle, as the cable holds it tight against the down tube.

    Look, I'm not saying that everything Italian's great, but Campagnolo are!

    :lol:

    Ah off topic! where ever I lay my hat :lol:
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    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
    nicklouse wrote:
    Italian?

    do you have a picture of the problem?

    TBH I'm not sure what the connection with Dolan and Italy are other than the worst cycling website on the entire interporn.

    This photo show how close it touches and how far along the tube, since this photo i've added the other cable and crossed them over, mucked around with the derailleurs and amazingly they still shift, I just don't want to wear a hole in my frame.

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    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,337
    Dolan's frames are made by Dedacciaiiaiaiaicicieiaia in Italy, which is where the connection lies.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
    whyamihere wrote:
    Dolan's frames are made by Dedacciaiiaiaiaicicieiaia in Italy, which is where the connection lies.

    Well that explains it all :wink:

    Look at the amount of padding i've put under the guide bracket

    3307525240_70d51fe2dc.jpg

    Look at the pretty cable crossover

    3307527466_5393cd6e2a.jpg
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,337
    Looking at the pictures, I would actually just put a clear frame protector sticker on and leave it. It won't do any harm.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
    whyamihere wrote:
    Looking at the pictures, I would actually just put a clear frame protector sticker on and leave it. It won't do any harm.

    I'm slowly coming to that conclusion but i'm still shocked that other Dolan 'users' haven't complained - this is poor design but good marketing AGAIN!

    If you've ever seen my riding style you'll observe the frequency of my frantic gear changes as I constantly under estimate the terrain :lol:

    I've always been a fan of the violin :D
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    itboffin wrote:

    nope. they between two lengths of outers.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,692
    The nice people at Ribble are sending me a Shimano gear cable guide which is meant to fix the problem, yay! Allan @ Ribble
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
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