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 Post subject: Gear Cable Routing
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:49 am 
Dirt Disciple
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No cables on this bike when I bought it so just about to fit some.

Downtube friction shifters. Front mech....that's just an inner down to bottom bracket guides and up to mech ?. What about the guides ?, does anything go on them to protect cable.

Rear mech, Shimano 600 EX, just inner to BB guide then to rear guide before dropout, then inner and outer to mech. Bought a Shimano rear mech cable ajuster but doesnt fit. Doesn't seem to be one on 600 EX as far as I can make out.

Pete.


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 Post subject: Cables
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:57 pm 
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Hi mate
Not really sure what your cable guides look like but there is generally no outer on them, just inner cables over or through them.
For the adjuster I dont think there is one, if its not obvious then there probably isnt.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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something similar to this, just a bit of grease I suppose.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Could someone enlighten me about splitting chain links.
My chain is KMC 8 speed super narrow. It was split links back in the day.
Now do I use master link or split link or what. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:07 pm 
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Cable routing - a bit of grease.

Chain - I do it the old fashioned way on 8 speed stuff, just use a chain tool. You can use the split link doofers if you want, I don't bother.


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