Internal cable routing – rust prevention

dizzydanedizzydane Posts: 335
edited 10 April in Workshop
Over the weekend I replaced the cables on my winter bike. Rust had formed in the lowest part of the cable guide (near the BB) meaning the gear cable was obviously stuck in the housing and it all had to come out the frame. As usual this resulted in 30mins of fiddling to get new housing and cable though.

Anyone have any ideas for stopping the water getting in? I was thinking of sealing the ends of the housing sleeve round the cable with some silicone rubber?

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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,369
    Something like this I would imagine your after

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jagwire-Blac ... SwzC9bTLTz

    Used it on my winter bike little tricky to get in place but works fine.
  • dizzydanedizzydane Posts: 335
    I have fitted new housing liners with the cables, but would like to try prevent water getting into the sheath in the first place...
  • sam_anonsam_anon Posts: 165
    dizzydane wrote:
    I have fitted new housing liners with the cables, but would like to try prevent water getting into the sheath in the first place...

    Silicone sounds a good idea, why not seal the upper hole and leave the lower hole open with a good squirt of WD40/oil/grease/whatever once in a while?
  • dizzydanedizzydane Posts: 335
    Tried the silicone, lets see... (Sadly won't know its worked until I need to replace the cables).
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    If you make a regular job of replacing cables they won’t rust and it should be an easy job. Surely that’s better than either leaving to rust or getting gummy with lubes?
  • giropaulgiropaul Posts: 414
    A long board type mudguard, or a diy extension to your front mudguard will help to minimise the amount of water, salt etc thrown on the bracket area.
  • mickledore.fymickledore.fy Posts: 404
    Middleburn oilers.
    Google is your friend.
  • dizzydanedizzydane Posts: 335
    "Middleburn cable oilers" Genius!!! How did I not know about these... :D Thank you!
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