3 speed hub cable setup
I just got an amazing deal on a 1986 Schwinn Collegiate 3 speed bike in excellent condition. Only problem is the shift cable fell off. I have no experience with 3 speeds, but here is what I can figure out. When I unscrewed the adjustment barrel on the "indicator" as I read it was called, there was this small 1 mm tube with one open end, which resembled a cable end cap, but shorter and thicker metal. My guess is you slide the barrel on the cable, then put the "end cap" on the cable and screw the barrel back on the indicator. Problem is the cap wont fit on the cable. The cable is not frayed, and is in good condition, and the cap looks to be ok, other than the ends seem to have a lip on the inside, preventing the cable from going in.
thanks in advance