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Seeking really long bottom bracket cable guide

Dwalsh70Dwalsh70 Posts: 2
edited June 2019 in Workshop
I’m building up a bike using a Merckx EMX3 frame from circa 2013. The thing is the frame was originally supplied as a DI2 build so has no bottom bracket cable guide and I’m using a mechanical group set.

Trawling the interweb and emailing Merckx bikes hasn’t turned up anything.

It’s a large carbon bottom bracket and I’ve bought a Trek guide which is still not quite long enough, but I’m currently using it, along with a bit of duct taped cable outer. Which works but is not ideal.

Anyone got any idea where to find a really long BB cable guide.

Thanks

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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,790
    try sjs...
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?term=cable+guide

    failing that, use what you have and add a piece of ptfe tubing to extend it, you can get it in short lengths on ebay, amazon etc., 2mm inside diameter - i used to use it to protect powercordz cables running under the bb
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,997
    sungod wrote:
    try sjs...
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/search/?term=cable+guide

    failing that, use what you have and add a piece of ptfe tubing to extend it, you can get it in short lengths on ebay, amazon etc., 2mm inside diameter - i used to use it to protect powercordz cables running under the bb

    This is a good suggestion. I used a piece of old Nokon liner on a previous build and to no ill effects.
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    PTFE tube or similar makes sense as you don't want anything too bulky that needs securing in place and PTFE tube can be held in place with cable tension and easily moved along the cable to release some of the crud that it will attract. There were a few ideas from SJSC but the crud build up and simplicity of PTFE tube won out for me.
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