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rubber cable protectors

chatlowchatlow Posts: 825
edited April 2014 in Workshop
could be and probably is one of the stupidest threads I've ever created BUT I recently replaced my RD cable and forgot to put the rubber disc protectors back on the cable. Is it worth cutting them and slipping them back on carefully or will I have to remove the cable and its crimped end and slide them on properly. Going to add some to my FD and brake cables too.


  • davisdavis Posts: 2,505
    I wouldn't bother. But it depends on how precious you are about your frame/paintwork.

    They're only there to protect the frame from cable slap.
    Sometimes parts break. Sometimes you crash. Sometimes it’s your fault.
  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,514
    As above, not really worth it.
    But if you really want to though, I would cut the rubber with a sharp knife, put the rubber on the cable and using a tiny amount of superglue, glue together again whilst trying not to get glue on the cable.
  • crankycrankcrankycrank Posts: 1,830
    You're better off applying some protective tape to the frame rather than the rubber pieces on the cables. The rubber protectors still rub against the frame, just not as damaging as bare cables but will still eventually leave rub marks.
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