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Re-routing Rear Gear cable....

jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
edited August 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
My bike currently has downtube, bottom bracket, chainstay mounts the rear gear cable but even with sealed cables the shifting is sloppy and slow sometimes.

My current thinkin is to get a length of outer cable and run it full length to the rear mech over the toptube and down the seatstay, i dont have any cable guides or stops to allow this but will use cable ties to hold it in place.

Are there any potential problems im likely to run into that i havent thought of? As far as i can see there shouldn't be any problems whatsoever but i'd like some opinions from those that have incase i've overlooked somethin simple.

Cheers guys and gals :D

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  • ive done this very thing only last week on brothers bso.
    no troubles i came into, but made it a lot better shifting with full outers, just tied it neatly to the frame and looks good as intended!
    Timmo.
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  • biff55biff55 Posts: 1,404
    full outers is one of the best mods i've done on my bike.
    never a missed change through british winter slop.
    wiping dry wax lube onto gear cables before drawing into outers improves general slickness 8)
  • biff55biff55 Posts: 1,404
    and the really brave ( like me ) will drill out frame cable stops so the outer runs along the existing route neatly without bulky clamps or scruffy tie-wraps.
    of course theres no going back to split outers if you do but lets face it , you wouldn't want to TBH.
  • jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
    Cheers guys that exactly what i was thinkin but wanted to make sure i hadnt overlooked somethin very simple.

    It looks like a trip to evans on sat for me :D
  • biff55 wrote:
    and the really brave ( like me ) will drill out frame cable stops so the outer runs along the existing route neatly without bulky clamps or scruffy tie-wraps.
    of course theres no going back to split outers if you do but lets face it , you wouldn't want to TBH.

    Thats what I did to my Reign, made an excellent difference, shifting stays smooth with a capital smoo all year round!
    I'm just in the process of replacing my outers with some shiney braided ones, they're a bit wider than my standard old XTR outers so the files are coming back out this eve...
    Giant Reign - now sold :-(
    Rockhopper Pro - XC and commuting
    DH8 - New toy :-)
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