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Gear cable through swingarm

cunning-stuntcunning-stunt Posts: 614
edited December 2009 in MTB general
Ok I know you should thread the new cable through the old outer then replace the outer but I binned the lot.
Anyone got any tips for getting new cables and outers through a swingarm?

Kicking it is not a tip btw.. :wink:
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  • try poking some stiff wire through then pushing the outer onto it, and pulling it back through.

    But basically good luck!
  • That's about as much as I could come up with, straightened coat hanger. Should I order a kicking post?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    hang the frame vertical, remove any grommets and go for it.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • 45 degree kink is already mocking me :cry:
    Manufacturers have to be so bloody clever..
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  • you'll find that threading it one way is easier than the other as the hole is in a way that just pushing leads the cable to the exit, try hanging it vertically both ways.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    cunning-stunt

    the frame is a?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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  • Hey I don't know much about MTB but I've had a thought. What if you tie a small ferromagnetic object like a small screw or washer onto a piece of thread. Drop this through the entry hole, then pull it along the inside of the swingarm using a strong magnet from the outside to the exit hole. If that works then you can use the thread to pull the gear cable through.

    Just a thought.
  • Ok I know you should thread the new cable through the old outer then replace the outer but I binned the lot.
    Anyone got any tips for getting new cables and outers through a swingarm?

    Kicking it is not a tip btw.. :wink:


    Sorry had a chuckle, my mate pulled his outer out of his GT, same problem. I'll ask him how he fixed it.
    P.S I'm glad I'm not the only one who does silly things!
  • He used a welding rod. The hoover trick almost worked.
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    Ok I know you should thread the new cable through the old outer then replace the outer but I binned the lot.
    I did this (once) on my Proflex :(
    Anyone got any tips for getting new cables and outers through a swingarm?
    Some 23-gauge stranded wire is the perfect size and stiffness to push through the cable noodle.

    And don't do it again :twisted:
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