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Old 08-09-06, 05:01 PM   #1
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Reroute cables for new handlebars

Trying to do some stuff on my own and I just got handlebars that allow internal cable wiring. I have Ultegra shifters and Winwood Road Scholar HB.

I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. Do I undo the cable at the brake caliper? The cable has a cap at the very end which I believe is to keep it from fraying, I would have to cut this off to be able to pull it through, is that correct?

Also is there a way to run the shifter cables internally or is that alot more work?

Thanks
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Old 08-09-06, 05:15 PM   #2
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Trying to do some stuff on my own and I just got handlebars that allow internal cable wiring. I have Ultegra shifters and Winwood Road Scholar HB.

I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. Do I undo the cable at the brake caliper? The cable has a cap at the very end which I believe is to keep it from fraying, I would have to cut this off to be able to pull it through, is that correct?

Also is there a way to run the shifter cables internally or is that alot more work?
You do need to disconnect the cables at the caliper. The little crimp on the end, which is to prevent fraying, may be cut off, but if you don't want to lose a bit of the cable's length, a better way to remove it is to close an adjustable wrench on the cable just above the crimp, then give the side of the adjustable wrench a downward whack.

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Thanks for the help, they popped right off!
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