Cable Fail

I had a feeling this would not end well. It’s probably why I bought some alcohol on my trip to Monoprix this afternoon. I have been beaten by internal cable routing, badly. I even tried the dental floss method, only to lose my cable AND my floss.

I don’t have a way to change from one chainring to another now, but at least I’ve got something to drown my sorrows in. The cup will definitely be half full tonight.

CPS10A

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14 thoughts on “Cable Fail

  1. I feel your pain. I’ll have one for you tonight too. And maybe on the weekend also as I’m trading cleats for hiking boots.

      • It’s a two person job Gerry. Feed it backwards and have a second pair of hands at the ready with a small hook (bend an old spoke in a 90 degree angle about 1/2″ from the end) and a pair of needle nosed pliers. Good luck man.

        • I got it done in the end, but then made the mistake of going at the brake cables, too. One got ‘lost’ in the top tube and took a good amount of praying to various gods (I think Eddy Merkcx finally answered) before it came out that tiny hole.

        • LOL! Internal routing is awesome until you have to change cables out… I just had an Aerofly handlebar put on the Venge so the cables had to be redone – and they route through the bar too! I stuck around just so I could see how it was done. Prayer makes a lot of sense after going through that. Glad you got ‘er done. Oh, and beautiful bike by the way.

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