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    rebmem
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    Bar End Shifters Cable Routing Question?

    I have installed vintage suntour friction barend shifters and I had the cables running along the entire bar and out by were the aero-brakes exit. It seems like the shifters are not functioning as smoothly as desired. I have adjusted the tightness of the shifters I am just wondering if my problem is with the cable housing location. Does any one have any experience with this? I do not like the look of the traditional travel That look like and over the shoulder boulder holder if you know what I mean.

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    I route my Shimano bar end shifters 'ergo style' and have no problems......no difference in shifting performance from their standard routing. Make sure you're using quality shifter cable and housing.
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    can't member Noah Scape's Avatar
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    Actually, your method was common in the 70s. I've done the full coverage method few times and it worked well. Make sure your cables aren't kinked or curled.

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