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Question on replacing shift cables
I'm trying to replace the cable on my road bike that's equipped with Ultegra 10 indexed brifters.
I can see the cable head on the brifter. My question is how to access it so that I can pull the old cable out. From my Zinn book, it sound like after I disconnect the cable from the derailleur, I can "push" the cable out of the brifter. Does that sound right? Can you actually push a cable out of the housing?
One more question. On the shift cables and about an inch from where they enter the brifters are silver cylinders about 1.25" long. What are they for and do I have to do anything with them? A while back I thought that they were some kind of tension adjustment, but when I turned them nothing happened.
thanks for your help,