Changing shifters - need new cables?

Sammyw23
Sammyw23 Posts: 627
edited January 2011 in Road buying advice
Morning

Bought the 2011 veloce shifters before I realised that they had been downgraded to powershift.

Managed to pick up 2010 ultrashift levers off ebay recently so will be taking the bike to LBS for a straight swap.

Question is will I need new cables as well or will they be able to retain the cables and simply switch over the shifters?

Cheers
Cervelo P3
Bianchi Infinito
Cannondale CAAD10

Comments

  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    Depends if the existing cables are frayed or crushed and splayed. As long as the inners go through the shifters and the outers then should be fine. Tell them you expect them to manage and I'm sure they will.

    PS why not do it yourself. It's a very easy job and you'll gain a better knowledge for the future.
  • Sammyw23
    Sammyw23 Posts: 627
    Would love to but its the gear adjust at the end that I am not confident on?
    Cervelo P3
    Bianchi Infinito
    Cannondale CAAD10
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    No time like the present to learn - as the gear mechs are already adjusted, then all you need to learn is the adjustment of the cable tension. In terms of the original question - it depends on whether the current cables are damaged/kinked/crushed and in particular whether a cable crimp has been used. I usually recyle cut-down rears for the front and fit new for the rear - so replace 1 only.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Sammyw23
    Sammyw23 Posts: 627
    Ok cheers - So if I am just replacing rear cable is it as simple as buying a campag veloce or is there a better non-campag cable that could be used (and does it matter)? Ta
    Cervelo P3
    Bianchi Infinito
    Cannondale CAAD10