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    Wrench - Racer - Fanatic blasternot112's Avatar
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    Housing Fit Drama

    I have a old steel Marinoni Corsa that im building from "scratch".
    The shift housing from the RD won't fit into the metal guide on the chainstay.
    I probably have 5mm housing.
    Anyone in the know if 4mm will work or wether there is some other problem brewing here?
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    Just make sure you're using derailleur cable housing, and not brake housing...

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    Yessir, compressionless silver Jagwire 5mm shift housing.
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    I'm not intimate with a Marinoni Corsa, but some chainstay cable guides require a special stepped down ferrule for the housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blasternot112 View Post
    Anyone in the know if 4mm will work or wether there is some other problem brewing here?
    Thanks!
    4mm derailler housing is standard. I'm really not sure why 5mm derailler housing exists. Both function exactly the same.

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    Go find some 4mm cable-housing. Jagwire makes 4mm - I have several rolls of it in various colors. So pick a favorite color and pick up some ferrules to go with the 4mm housing. That should fix you right up. I hope you have proper bicycle cable-cutters?

    Anywho - sounds like a great project you're undertaking. Do post some photos when you get a chance.
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    Step down ferruls are also available.
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    The step down ferrule is the correct answer. You must have a ferrule and all ferrules should have the same OD whether the fit a 4mm or 5mm cable housing the housing OD is NOT the problem.

    FWIW, most shift cable housings were 5mm for many years before 4mm came out and it did nothing to change the ferrule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesss View Post
    the step down ferrule is the correct answer. You must have a ferrule and all ferrules should have the same od whether the fit a 4mm or 5mm cable housing the housing od is not the problem.

    Fwiw, most shift cable housings were 5mm for many years before 4mm came out and it did nothing to change the ferrule.
    +1.

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    aha! stepdown ferrule, thanks
    Never knew they existed.
    Yea Panther, I got the cutters, and the file and the really little snips =)

    I'm done after that and will be selling, so pictures will arise!
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