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Old 04-22-06, 09:04 AM   #1
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BB Cable Guides, Which is better?

Both Shimano and Campy make cable guides that direct the cable under the BB. The Shimano one I have is plastic while the Campy one is metal. Does any one know if one is better than the other, maybe there is less friction with one?
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I'm sure it makes absolutely no difference. If I had to choose, I'd say the plastic one is easier on the cables.

The Shimano plastic guide is super durable. I had one on a bike for 58,000 miles and changed it only because I got a new one with my upgrade kit. The old one was still fine.
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I'm sure it makes absolutely no difference. If I had to choose, I'd say the plastic one is easier on the cables.

The Shimano plastic guide is super durable. I had one on a bike for 58,000 miles and changed it only because I got a new one with my upgrade kit. The old one was still fine.
WOW, 58,000 miles! Chapeau!
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