Gear Cable Issues

User avatar
Posts: 319
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:38 pm
Location: Mildura, Victoria

Gear Cable Issues

Postby Toolish » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:53 pm

Hi all, long time since I posted here but I need some advice.

My front derailer was no shifting correctly so I thought I would replace the cable, inner and outer.

Now as soon as I change gears and go to change back the end of the cable comes out of where it lives in the shifter, I am actually now wondering if this was the issue all along.

This is where the cable should sit

This is where it ends up.

New cable inner and outer. Any thoughts greatly appreciated!

Posts: 458
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:42 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Gear Cable Issues

Postby duncanm » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:32 pm

it relies on the spring tension of the derailleur to pull the cable taut and keep the stop seated.

If it pops out when you've got proper adjustment on the other (derailleur) end - then something is binding between the two.

Posts: 8423
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:48 am

Re: Gear Cable Issues

Postby human909 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:37 pm

The cable doesn't seem to have tension. Multiple factors could cause this:
-faulty derailleur (spring tension, smooth action)
-faulty cable routing (tight bends, pinches etc)
-anything else that could cause friction.

User avatar
Posts: 6542
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 8:21 pm
Location: On The Tools

Re: Gear Cable Issues

Postby Duck! » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:04 pm

Try moving the derailleur by hand, ignoring the shifter & cable. You'll soon feel if there's a stuck pivot or disconnected spring.

What derailleur is it?
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users