Chaining derailleur cable

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Chaining derailleur cable

Postby dhat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:07 pm

I've got a shimano deore integrated brake/shifter on my mtb. I'd like to change the derailleur cables, but I can't seem to open the shifters easily + I'm too scared to open it without more info. How do I change the cables? Anyone have done this and can give me a few tips? (I've changed the brake cables, so no advice needed on general cable changing).


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Postby rustychisel » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:26 pm

Don't know to work on Deore myself, but in nearly all cases of integrated shifters the cable must be in the detente position (slackest) for the cable nipple to be accessible and withdrawn through the shifter body and housing. It simply cannot be done otherwise, usually. Hope that helps.

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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:08 pm

Look for some sort of cover on the cable port Dhat, they like to hide stuff.

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Postby dhat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:21 pm

I found it. It is hidden behind a plug of some sort. Thanks.

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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:51 pm

Oops - I could have told you that. :oops: I didn't open the thread earlier because the title didn't appeal and I was busy putting out forum fires all day. I only just started browsing the "lesser threads" (aka sane threads) now that the embers are cooling. Sorry.

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Postby kukamunga » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:48 am

Are they carbon fibre shifter bodies.....? :roll: :wink:

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