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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:41 am 
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Can you still buy the plastic tubing that you fit on the bare inner cables between cable guides ?

I want to run some under the b/b shell to aid cable smoothness .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:42 am 
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Can you still buy the plastic tubing that you fit on the bare inner cables between cable guides ?

I want to run some under the b/b shell to aid cable smoothness .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:43 am 
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Please delete this post as my phone threw a wobbly and double posted .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:26 am 
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Gut a piece of Shimano SIS outer (EVERYONE has some wayward pieces of shifter outer they cut too #$%&@ short stashed in a box). Slit the outer casing lengthwise with an Exacto knife (careful not to cut/stab/mortally wound yourself - I find putting a piece lengthwise in a vise flush/just below the top of the jaws works a treat). The inner wire strands will literally fall apart, leaving you with the separate inner plastic sleeve that you want.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Here you go: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/transfil-gear-cable-waterproof-kit/


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:31 pm 
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nice DIY from FMJ


Last edited by lewisfoto on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:19 pm 
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xerxes wrote:


Ant is looking to do something like this xerxes. A piece of plastic sleeve for the cable to slide inside and stop it from chafing the frame mounted guides.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Yes that's it that's what I want to do .

Can I use the stuff from wiggle to do that ?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:54 am 
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Not really, it's a bit thin, I think the cable might wear through it quite quickly.

What about some PTFE tube, should make it quite "slippy": http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PTFE-Tube-4-x-2mm-RepRap-3d-printers-Bowden-hot-end-Delta-Rostock-/321088878370?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4ac2637722


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:59 am 
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xerxes wrote:
Not really, it's a bit thin, I think the cable might wear through it quite quickly.

What about some PTFE tube, should make it quite "slippy": http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PTFE-Tube-4-x-2mm-RepRap-3d-printers-Bowden-hot-end-Delta-Rostock-/321088878370?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4ac2637722


That's the stuff, but you have to make sure to get the right diameter/gauge. I run PTFE sleeves on most of my bikes and have never worn through it.


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