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Cable housing

concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
edited March 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Will the cable housing being split prevent good gear changes?

Noticed it's cracked and cable is revealed on my top tube due to a crash. Also noticed where the rear gear cable rubs on the brake cable at the front in front of the bars has worn straight through from the rubbing.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Yes. Cruddy cables are responsible for shifting issues 99.99999999999999999999999999999999% of the time. Fact.
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  • concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
    cooldad wrote:
    Yes. Cruddy cables are responsible for shifting issues 99.99999999999999999999999999999999% of the time. Fact.

    Cool, I will get them sorted. Back one seems ok, front one is censored ! Lukily I use it a lot less than the back one! Is it normal for a cable to wear completely through to the cable from rubbing on the brake hose?
  • thelonegrooverthelonegroover Posts: 1,073
    I wouldn't call it 'normal' but it's better than the brake hose wearing through! You may want to look at changing the cable routing.
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  • concordeconcorde Posts: 1,008
    I wouldn't call it 'normal' but it's better than the brake hose wearing through! You may want to look at changing the cable routing.

    Yes that's what I was thinking, I didn't check the brake hose as it's the underside that's touching of that, will check how far that's worn too and change the routing.
  • thelonegrooverthelonegroover Posts: 1,073
    If you can't change the routing, you could tape or zip tie them together, to stop them rubbing.
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