I re-did my cables and housing (Shimano Ultegra 6600 group) but it got me wondering about how much cable housing is necessary for the bike?
Is there any rule of thumb of how much cable housing length should be used for each section?
The last time I did them the housing from the shifters to the housing stop on the downtube were too short. They didn't bind when shifting but the short housing did not allow me to fully turn the wheel/handlebar really all the way left or right. I also made the housing too short at the RD to the cable stop on the chainstay. Again, it didn't bind or was a problem when shifting. But I could have made it longer.
So this time I made sure I gave a little more length but I think I may have given a bit too much. Again, I don't think it'll be a problem but aesthically it looks a bit off/odd.
Is there a rule of thumb of how much "each section" of cable housing should be for Shimano?
Edit: Dang, I didn't proof read my title! Should be "are" not ae...