Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-13-06, 07:30 AM   #1
pelotonracer
Up and comer
Thread Starter
 
pelotonracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,008
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Please help!

Okay, here is the situation.

I recently bought an Author A4 frame from Chuck's Bikes. But, to my surprise, it doesn't have any cable guides on the downtube for the derailleur cables! How am I supposed to connect the derailleur cables without the guides to hold back the casing? I am using Campy, if that helps.

Also, does anyone know how to cut Ergopower cables? They have the metal wires inside, which makes cutting them a real problem.

Please share your knowledge with me- this is my first build.

I've posted this in the Road forum as well.
pelotonracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-06, 07:42 AM   #2
HillRider 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Posts: 28,776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Does it have downtube bosses for downtube shifters? The cable stops should come with your brifters and they bolt on over the shifter bosses.

You cut Campy cables with the same bike-specific cable cutters or a Dremel tool with a cut-off wheel as any other make of cable. All makes of cable housings have wires in them for structural support. Brake cable housing is spiral wound and shift cable housing has parallel wires, but they all have them.

Not to be insulting, but it sounds to me like you are already in over your head. A bare-frame build up, particularly with a Campy Ergo group, is not for the mechanical novice. I think you need some hands-on guidance from someone much more knowledgeable.
HillRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:59 AM.