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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:10 pm 
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miliu wrote:
check the frame first... if it is OK then go for a 1 1/4 flexstem


I Checked the frame carefully when it arrived, it's old aluminium so I gave it a good inspection... But I didn't even think to check the stem


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:13 pm 
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And Secondly, the Suntour X-Press shifters that I was going to use appear to have a different gear cable nipple to normal. It looks like a brake cable... But it's a gear cable... :?
Where can I get these cables? I'm not sure I can re-use the cables I have, I think they may be too short.

Edit : think I've found a solution for this problem, the post below suggests filing a Standard gear cable nipple to fit.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... mp;t=72999

And according to Jagwire their "Basics" gear cable should be compatible.

https://jagwire.com/products/inner-wire ... asic-shift

Also Some tandem gear inners look the same.

Think I'll see what I can salvage from the cables I have, file down a standard gear inner, and order a Jagwire Basics inner anyway as a spare.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:08 pm 
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I found out the same after I'd cut the front mech cable on the Cindercone I've got :facepalm:
I managed to get a few spares though off eBay and Amazon, think they were the Jagwire and possibly Clarks ones.


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