Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    The Dude Abides
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Stoke-on-Trent, England
    My Bikes
    Dawes Horizon 2007, Claud Butler Roubaix 2008, Dawes Sardar 2003
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Sora STI - where's my cable gone?

    Idiot that I am, I didn't tighten the rear gear cable enough at the derailluer and as I was running through the gears, the cable sucked itself into the STI shifter at the cable entry point.

    No amount of pushing will release the cable, I've removed the front cover but still no joy getting it back out. Anyone else experienced this?
    www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/oslotoistanbul

    Surly LHT
    Specialized Tricross Sport

  2. #2
    The Dude Abides
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Stoke-on-Trent, England
    My Bikes
    Dawes Horizon 2007, Claud Butler Roubaix 2008, Dawes Sardar 2003
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Doesn't matter, sorted now.
    www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/oslotoistanbul

    Surly LHT
    Specialized Tricross Sport

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Alabama USA
    My Bikes
    TREK 1000c
    Posts
    535
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elduderino12 View Post
    Doesn't matter, sorted now.
    Yeah ... Thanks. What ever you do ... don't share the answer with the rest of the forum. Wouldn't want to spread the knowledge or anything silly like that ...

  4. #4
    The Dude Abides
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Stoke-on-Trent, England
    My Bikes
    Dawes Horizon 2007, Claud Butler Roubaix 2008, Dawes Sardar 2003
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whilst pulling on the cable where it exits the shifter to run down to the gear mech, release the tension (i.e. as you would to shift to a smaller cog). Once you have released as much cable tension as possible, the cable nipple should now be in the position where you can push it out of the shifter (you may need to remove the little rubber cover that is exposed when you pull the brake lever)
    www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/oslotoistanbul

    Surly LHT
    Specialized Tricross Sport

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •