Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Diego
Bikes: '84 Motobecane Jubilee Sport, ~93 Trek 800
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Shifter cable sheathing too short, can't turn
Over the last two evenings I have converted my 1999 Gunnar from 9 speed Ultegra to 10 speed Ultegra.
I got a great deal on the shifters, cassette and chain. Just a hair over $200 for NEW in box shifters, 12-27 ultegra cassette and a SRAM 1030 10 speed chain.
I finished assembling all the parts after work yesterday and after a few test rides I determined that I liked the shifter placement on the bars but that the reach was slightly too long so I rotated the bars up a touch, only to find out I could no longer turn left because I hadn't left enough slack in the sheathing on the right shifter
I'd like to use new sheathing to go with the new cable, but I'm not sure if any of my spare pieces is any longer than the one I used on the right shifter. So, assuming that the cable still has enough slack to fasten to the derailer after I add more sheathing... Would it be a big nono to use two pieces of sheathing between the shifter and the barrel adjuster and tape them together or something??
Rookie mistake, I know