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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi,

Pulled the Sugar 2 out for a pre-season clean and service, and the rear gear cable guide fell off. I believe the rear triangle is carbon, and these are glued on (i wouldnt dare use a jubilee clip or similar on the tubes).

Can anyone tell me what glue I can use to replace the cable guide?


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For anyone is interested, I went with Gorilla glue, after sanding both surface, then firmly strapped it down with multiple wraps of non-stretchy tape, after. Seems to be holding up fine (remembering the cable pulls against its own casing, rather than pulls the guide against the frame).


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:52 pm 
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I just saw the title and thought I'd suggest Gorilla Glue. The tapes are also very good for various jobs. They have a building in Buckshaw village, a couple of miles from where I live but this has no influence on my faith in their products!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Gorilla glue is not the best glue, and is quite overated. If it holds sweet. :-)
If it dosnt your be better with a 2 part epoxy, Something from here woudl serve you well. https://www.westsystem.com/specialty-epoxies/
also devcon 2 ton is very good.

If you want some random info about how good different glues are, google "knife handle glue test" there is a lot of info out there about glues. As they can be all that keeps a kife together,


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:54 pm 
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The sugar 2 has an alloy rear triangle

It flexes in lieu of a pivot

They are bonded together not welded to avoid stress risers as it flexes

Keep an eye around the chainstay bridge tube for cracks

As said a 2 part epoxy would be best, but the gorilla glue may well hold it.


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