Forum home Road cycling forum Workshop

Internal cable rattle

paulnewbepaulnewbe Posts: 7
I'm trying to secure my EPS wires in the down tube. Some people use bubble wrap etc or cable ties Has anyone used a bit of sponge cut to fit snuggly in the down tube and thus securing the cables from any rattle.

Question? I can't see any downside using a sponge, anyone have experience of this


  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,726
    You could try it as it's been used for this kind of purpose for years in cars. You will need to tack it in position maybe to stop it slipping and it will degrade eventually.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • trevor.hall12trevor.hall12 Posts: 387
    edited 11 July
    Jagwire do specific tubing ,I use it in all my builds .Great stuff
    Wouldn't sponge hold condensation etc
  • paulnewbepaulnewbe Posts: 7
    thanks all, hadn't thought of the sponge degrading or holding condensation. It would be in the down tube so probably not get wet with rain.
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,479
    I filled my Specialissima frame with pipe lagging of the appropriate dap while installing EPS.
  • paulbnixpaulbnix Posts: 628
    I bought swim noodles from Decathlon and used them to cure cable rattles.
  • pippi_langsamer-2pippi_langsamer-2 Posts: 1,470
    edited 20 July
    Small-cell bubble-wrap. It's free (everyone has the bloody stuff lying about somewhere), easy to feed into the frame thru various ports, BB, headtube/ top tube junctions, practically zero weight and won't degrade. I believe even a lot of the pro mechanics use/ used to use it (before the increasing prevalence of wireless). My Helium SLX is full of the stuff LOL. I use a spare piece of old cable outer to poke it down the tubes to where it needs to be.
  • Sutton_RiderSutton_Rider Posts: 491
    Bubble wrap cheap, easy and it works.
Sign In or Register to comment.