Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Bikes: Puch Marco Polo, Saint Tropez, Masi Gran Criterium
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STI shift housing overlap preferences?
When setting up Shimano road brifters what orientation do you prefer for your derailleur housing coming out of the brifters and into the frame stops. Do you like to go a little long and generous and have the front and rear housings overlap, or is it O.K. to cut them a little shorter to where they're just barely touching, or even shorter where they don't intersect at all. I'm thinking of the longer/generous housing cut because the one housing curves around the front brake caliper arch that way. Also, I have shiny silver ferrules in another Shimano housing kit, would these be better than the standard black plastic ones? Thanks again.