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    Running My Own Cables

    hi- i was wondering if anyone could give me a quick tutorial on running my own shifter cables. i recently upgraded to Ultegra Ergo Shifters, and am wanting to set them up with my derailleurs without spending $75 at a bike shop for 20 minutes of work. please let me know if you have any info.
    thanks!

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    Get new cable set. Slowly and methodically pull off what you have--one cable at a time-- and reverse the procedure with the new ones. Like most of this stuff you need patience and attention to detail more than anything else.
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    I just did this. It's really easy. Probably easier than brakes. CastIron's info is good, but you also make sure that you've shifted into the proper gears initially (this is the position in which the cables will be most stretched). Both the links above will give you ample instruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcham16
    hi- i was wondering if anyone could give me a quick tutorial on running my own shifter cables. i recently upgraded to Ultegra Ergo Shifters, and am wanting to set them up with my derailleurs without spending $75 at a bike shop for 20 minutes of work. please let me know if you have any info.
    thanks!
    What kind of shifters did you have before?

    If you are changing from down tube shifters to STI, the length of the cable housings is critical. Turn your handlebars all of the way to the side. The cable housings have to be long enough to do that without being stretched.

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