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    break cable or cable hook unit

    I had the chance to buy some great break cables from jagwire to have spares. I have also some regular brake cables from the local lbs.
    Trying to adjust the r breaks i snapped the cable so I said big deal, I have great cables to replace with.
    When i tried to replace the cable surprise surprise. Take a look at the pictures.
    The shifter is Shimano Tiagra ST4500.

    Original cable + original cable hook unit.
    original..jpg

    Replacement cable + original cable hook unit
    replacement..jpg

    Cables comparison.
    left original
    right replacement
    cables..jpg

    Both spare cables I had have the same end. What should I do? Find the same cables as the originals or find cable hook unit for the new cables. I thought that shimano has standardized parts but I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb_alphamale View Post

    Cables comparison.
    left original
    right replacement
    cables..jpg

    Both spare cables I had have the same end. What should I do? Find the same cables as the originals or find cable hook unit for the new cables. I thought that shimano has standardized parts but I was wrong.
    The cable end on the left is a standard "road" style. The cable end on the right is a "mountain bike" style. Most replacement cables come with both- you just cut off the end you're not using.

    You should use the correct cable end- there's some danger that the incorrect end will come out of the holder in the brake lever. This will probably happen at the worst possible time: maximum braking.
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    FWIW the same thing applies to many but not all after market shifter cables, they come with different ends formed on the cable, ones I got recently had
    a C stamped on one end (for Campy shifters) and an S stamped on the other end (for Shimano/SRAM shifters). You cut off the end you don't use.
    Draw back is the cut end might fray going through housing and unravel and welded ends are sooo nice for the initial install.

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    I got it. I'd like to order jagwire cables with this "road" end. Anybody knows where to find them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb_alphamale View Post
    I got it. I'd like to order jagwire cables with this "road" end. Anybody knows where to find them?
    any bike shop seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb_alphamale View Post
    I got it. I'd like to order jagwire cables with this "road" end. Anybody knows where to find them?
    Another source: http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...em_id=JW-BCRSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb_alphamale View Post
    I got it. I'd like to order jagwire cables with this "road" end. Anybody knows where to find them?
    They're a whole $2.95:
    http://harriscyclery.net/product/jag...a4205-qc49.htm
    or step up to stainless for $4.95:
    http://harriscyclery.net/product/jag...a4211-qc49.htm
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    Unless you bought the Jagwire cables online then just go back to where you got the ones you have. Most likely the ones you need are sitting on the hook next to the ones you got.
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    Good prices here and they deliver to Canada.

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    Yes with double ends. Thank you very much.


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