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Cable rub

Postby Bikeit65 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 00:47 am

what do you use to stop cable rub on your bike?
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Re: Cable rub

Postby smidsy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 06:03 am

Helicopter tape - seriously, google it.
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Re: Cable rub

Postby londoncommuter » Tue Nov 05, 2013 08:36 am

I put some of this on last week. Went on no problem and is pretty discrete on a matte frame:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281130635442? ... 234wt_1676

If you don't fancy that, your alternative is this sort of thing:

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/frame-and-ho ... 43647.html

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Re: Cable rub

Postby jamiekavanagh » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:48 am

I use Jagwire Tube Tops, a couple of quid on eBay or elsewhere. Job done.

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Re: Cable rub

Postby oxoman » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:38 am

Helicopter tape or coloured tape to match the frame.
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Re: Cable rub

Postby Term1te » Tue Nov 05, 2013 14:26 pm

I use some rubber gromit type things I got from Decathlon. http://www.decathlon.co.uk/frame-and-hose-protections-id_8043647.html Work a treat, the stick on protectors or bits of tape don't look right on a titanium frame.

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Re: Cable rub

Postby bobones » Tue Nov 05, 2013 15:53 pm

Cross your gear cables under the downtube and the outers won't rub against the headtube. If you go continental on the brakes (front on left) then the rear brake outer won't rub either. That just leaves the rear derailleur loop at the seat stay and rear brake outer at the top tube potentially needing some protection where a little patch of helicopter tape will be unobtrusive.

I've gone for crossed gear cables, but continental style brakes is a step too far for me so I use a Jagwire tube top on the rear brake. The Decathlon ones are good too, but you need to thread them through the cable whereas the Jagwire ones are split and just push on.

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Re: Cable rub

Postby Jules Winnfield » Tue Nov 05, 2013 19:46 pm

I used Copter Tape from Just Riding Along.....

http://www.justridingalong.com/copter-tape.html

You get lots of it for the price and its damn good stuff. Granted you have to cut it yourself but that means you can cut it to your own requirements. I have done my whole bike where the cables come into contact with the frame to make sure there is no rubbage whatsoever. It sticks like sh1t to a blanket though, so make sure you get it in the right position first else it when you reposition it, you risk taking the top coat off your frame.
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