Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

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Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby member054 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:29 pm

Hello,

I'm looking for a solution for a rear derailleur cable outer that goes through the chainstay eyelet. I don't know its technical name is... but this bit:

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The cable outer is a snug fit and there is no difference of inner width through the eyelet, so nothing to stop the outer going through.

Any ideas on how what/how I can use to fix this?

Thanks!

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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby Cardy George » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:47 pm

To me that looks like it's designed for a full length cable outer, i.e. from shifter to derailleur, not the just the segments........

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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby ironhanglider » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:54 pm

You need a Step Ferrule

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There are lots of variations on the theme.

Cheers,

Cameron
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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby member054 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:56 pm

ironhanglider wrote:You need a Step Ferrule

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There are lots of variations on the theme.

Cheers,

Cameron


Perfect, thanks :o You guys watch these forums like hawks!

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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby darkhorse75 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:35 pm

That cable stop is known as a 'divers helmet" and as noted above you'll need a step down ferrule that fits snugly for a nice clean cable line.

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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby P!N20 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:19 pm

Also, take your frame and cable housing in to your LBS so you can get one that fits snug, as there are various sizes. If you're buying online...good luck.

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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby member054 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:16 pm

P!N20 wrote:Also, take your frame and cable housing in to your LBS so you can get one that fits snug, as there are various sizes. If you're buying online...good luck.


I checked the open local stores today and it wasn't something easily stocked - but I saw an expanded view of the Campagnolo Ultra Shift cable kit (which I need anyhow) from an online retailer and it shows a step ferrule... so I'll contact them for confirmation.

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Thanks again for help!

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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby P!N20 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:00 pm

^ Bad news. The Campy ultra shift cable set does not come with a stepped ferrule. It used to, but doesn't anymore.

Also, the normal ferrules that are included in that set are too large for the cable housing, IMO. I ended up getting replacement ferrules.

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Re: Ferrule for cable through 'eyelet' thingy.

Postby member054 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:54 pm

P!N20 wrote:^ Bad news. The Campy ultra shift cable set does not come with a stepped ferrule. It used to, but doesn't anymore.

Also, the normal ferrules that are included in that set are too large for the cable housing, IMO. I ended up getting replacement ferrules.


You champion! That probably explains why the cables & ferrules that came with the levers didn't have the step one. The ferrules that came in the box are snug for the brake outers but yes, a bit wiggly for the gear outers.

I've found an online retailer in Perth that has Shimano's SIS-SP40 and its dimensions look right - will grab that:

https://www.tbe.com.au/products/shimano-gear-outer-cap-sp40-4mm-ste/132049/

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