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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Just repainted my Technium. I had to burn out the old bb but I ruined the cable guide in the process.

How should I fix on new cable guide? I don't have rivet gun. Fixing Hole is about 5mm in diameter. Shell is steel. Must be v. shallow to give sufficient clearance to bb.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:50 pm 
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I just glued my last one on with epoxy. Bit of a bodge but it's been fine for 2 years of commuting.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Yep, glue or double sided tape works well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Pretty sure I've run a bike with nothing fixing it in place, it's just stays there. Depends on the type though.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:07 pm 
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you could tap it and put a short M5 bolt in there (or M6 if it's too big for M5)

the wife's bike has a bolt holding the cable guide in place - I had to remove it to get a UN72 BB in there & replace it afterwards


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:25 am 
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The ones I've used all just bolted in. Are the no threads ?

E.g.http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=33951


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:17 am 
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Depending on the type of BB you have fitted there may not even be enough clearance for a rivet...

...found this with Karls DynaTech, so +1 for DSPs double sided tape advice 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:05 pm 
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OK I'm going to try and pop-rivet back on if I can borrow rivet gun from mate at work. Originally it was riveted on.

Annoyingly I bought a replacement and now can't find it; they're only a couple of quid but even so, grrr.

If all else fails I might try double-sided tape; any recommendations for 'good' tape? I've got some nasty pound shop stuff but I don't think I trust it...

Don't really fancy the glue route as I haven't had a lot of luck with stuff I've epoxied recently. Must be losing my touch!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:36 pm 
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This is meant to be good tape:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250979979168? ... 1423.l2649

I'm waiting for payday to come so I can buy some for a non-bike project.


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