Changin' Cables

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Changin' Cables

Postby Chuckles1981 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:11 pm

I could'nt change gears on my new MTB which is only about 3 months old, i was missing the first 3 gears. :x

I toke it into the shop and was told that the cable end has come loose in the housing end :o and the end was all frayed the guy said he's only seen this once and out of a million cables only 3 fails like this and ever since i have all my gears. :D

But my question is if it happens again how would i go about changing it myself.. i know there are diffesnt cables for brakes and derailers, I just want to know how much they go for and whats some ways of changing cables cos i know they will loose they tension also.

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Re: Changin' Cables

Postby LuckyPierre » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:28 pm

Chuckles1981 wrote: ... I toke it into the shop ...

Well, there's your problem :wink:

Chuckles1981 wrote: ... if it happens again how would i go about changing it myself...

Cables cost about $2 each (or more for poncy ones).
Instructions are on the Shimano website. This link takes you to an example - just navigate to the pages from the 'Technical Documents' section on the appropriate product pages.
I'm sure that there are plenty of other sources too.
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