jasonc wrote:trailgumby wrote:Replacing the cable today, it took me half an hour just to weasel the end out of the shifter. There were only four strands left intact, the rest of it had turned into a massive steel hairball and there were little fragments of cable about a centimetre long floating loose and preventing me from inserting the new cable.
How many strands were implanted in your fingers
You're probably going to say "Yeah, right " ... but would you believe, none?
After several false starts and then unwinding the bar tape, the successful approach used a combination of pliers and an awl to push it out, and a pair of surgeon-style forceps to hold the head of the cable and stop it retracting back in. Then I snipped the four strands with some pliers and pulled it out.
Need to vacuum first thing tomorrow morning. There's probably a bunch of tiny wire fragments on the floor that will be unpleasant for bare feet.