Join Date: Feb 2004
Bikes: Trek 5.2, Rocky mountain Hammer, K2 Cruiser
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Frame broke, good time to replace cables?
I had a run in with an auto and broke my carbon frame at the lower headset when the fork broke - so itís new frame time. My LBS pulled all the components off the old frame and now I for wait the replacement frame. I am wondering if this is good time to replace/upgrade the brake and shifter cables. I have about 10 months/4000 miles of use on the existing set. One half of me say no better time than now, since it all needs to reinstall anyway. OTOH, maybe my cables are fine. I didnít detect anything specifically wrong prior to the wreck. The existing cables are what came stock- Shimano Ultegra group on a Trek 5200. Possibly there are better quality cables that may improve shifting/braking? My riding consists of 70% commuting and longer rides on the weekends.
Appreciate any feedback/thoughts.