Bottom Bracket cable guide

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gbsahne
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Bottom Bracket cable guide

Postby gbsahne » Mon Jan 14, 2013 14:53 pm

Am in the final throes of building up a road bike and went to fit the gear cables last night, only to discover that the rear mech's cable has frayed and upon cutting it, realised it was too short :(

However in looking at the route, it seems the cable guide is made from Stainless Steel, which seems odd to me and a potential bind for the cable once some gunk gets in there.

I've ordered a replacement plastic unit but was wondering whether this was a standard feature of a Trek bike?

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Re: Bottom Bracket cable guide

Postby The Rookie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:30 am

Steel? Not for a weight weenie!

Plasic does a perfectly good job...stick to it....hope it hasn't cost too much, I've got a stack spare I could have flogged you!

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Re: Bottom Bracket cable guide

Postby gbsahne » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:50 am

The Beginner wrote:Steel? Not for a weight weenie!

Plasic does a perfectly good job...stick to it....hope it hasn't cost too much, I've got a stack spare I could have flogged you!


99 pence from CRC


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Re: Bottom Bracket cable guide

Postby Rolf F » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:38 am

The Beginner wrote:Not bad, P&P must cost nearly that!


He's probably bought a bike as well to get free postage.
Faster than a tent.......

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Re: Bottom Bracket cable guide

Postby gbsahne » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:49 am

Rolf F wrote:
The Beginner wrote:Not bad, P&P must cost nearly that!


He's probably bought a bike as well to get free postage.


busted :lol:


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