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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:03 pm 
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...why the hell I can't thread a new brake inner cable through the lever of my Gazelle Lo Pro? Like a steering wheel down my trousers, it's driving me nuts! The levers are Mavic and I really don't want to remove the bar tape.

Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:15 pm 
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try it from the other end , might dislodge something .


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:36 pm 
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squirt a bit of oil up it first.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:39 pm 
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Maybe a slightly thinner gear cable first, as this might be a halfway step.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:46 am 
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Is it the cable its self? or the head on the end? I had a mind boggling hour or so threading cables into a set of Capagnolo shifters where the heads just wouldn't sit. Then I realized they're brand specific Campy has thinner clearances for cable heads than Shimano.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:18 am 
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Thanks all, I have a new set of cables and will give it another go tonight.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:15 pm 
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If you are still stuck ,try this,remove lever from bars leaving clip in place.Thread inner cable into lever and then into the outer cable thats still attached to the bars.Pull the inner cable through,then re-attach the lever,making sure you don't crush the cable.Sometimes you can get away with just loosening the lever ,the extra movement helps get the inner cable into the outer.Can be a real PITA on low pros :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:18 pm 
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put the cable in a vice and twist the bike round and round until it goes in.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:11 pm 
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Take it to the LBS


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