How often do you change cables?

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TKF
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How often do you change cables?

Postby TKF » Wed Nov 07, 2012 13:23 pm

Is is a mileage thing or an age thing?

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Re: How often do you change cables?

Postby nicklouse » Wed Nov 07, 2012 13:33 pm

when needed.
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Re: How often do you change cables?

Postby keef66 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 15:57 pm

5 years on and I've replaced one cable (rear mech; cable frayed inside the shifter). Bike ridden all year round, but with full mudguards for three quarters of the year.

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Re: How often do you change cables?

Postby islandman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 19:34 pm

It's very easy to damage i.e. kink an inner, thats my most common reason for changing. Open the ends of the outers when changing the inner, spray some lube to flush any dirt out and thats about it. I'll change the outers about once a year, some times the bit that goes to the rear mech a bit more often. Always worth buying good inners.

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Re: How often do you change cables?

Postby Buckled_Rims » Fri Nov 09, 2012 19:33 pm

Onthe road bike...er, never. On the MTB, just a few times in the last decade. I tend to spray GT85 in the outers to flush out crap. Then spray other grease which I can't remember what.
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Re: How often do you change cables?

Postby DesWeller » Fri Nov 09, 2012 22:43 pm

I do mine when I do the bar tape. Since I do tend to fall off fairly frequently I like to do it annually.


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