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    Replacing the cables on a Fuji Absolute.

    Hi I want to replace the break cables, and shifter cables. Is this the cable set that everyone is telling me to get?
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bell-Delux...p-Kit/17619556

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    Those will work fine. You'll probably have extra outer housing but that's a good thing to save for future repair jobs.

    Save the extra end caps and metal housing caps (called 'ferrules'). They also come in very handy!

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    I was planning on reusing my red housing, since my bike frame is already black, I dont want the whole thing to be black. I also have a side question. Where can I get the tool to true my bike wheels. I've been using a wrench to turn them. Found it, it's called a spoke wrench
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meitou View Post
    I was planning on reusing my red housing, since my bike frame is already black, I dont want the whole thing to be black. I also have a side question. Where can I get the tool to true my bike wheels. I've been using a wrench to turn them. Found it, it's called a spoke wrench
    If you're going to use the original outer housing, then all you need to do is buy the inner wires. However, if Wally World's prices for inner wires are to be taken seriously, you can go to your LBS and probably buy basic inner wires much cheaper.

    You can also buy the spoke wrench there too, either for your specific size spoke nipples or the round universal wrench that fits a number of sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meitou View Post
    I was planning on reusing my red housing, since my bike frame is already black, I dont want the whole thing to be black. I also have a side question. Where can I get the tool to true my bike wheels. I've been using a wrench to turn them. Found it, it's called a spoke wrench
    Be aware that your housings may be worn as well and you may not have optimal results with new wires in old housings. It might be worthwhile to find some new, lined red housings and do the job right. Especially check the condition of the small loop of housing going into the rear derailleur, it often picks up road crud. Get good quality die-drawn stainless wires, avoid galvanized steel cheapies, which may be what Wal-Mart is selling. Do a Web search, Hhere's one example: http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikepart...ry=cable-brake

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
    Get good quality die-drawn stainless wires, avoid galvanized steel cheapies, which may be what Wal-Mart is selling.
    This ^

    Get bike parts from a bike shop. You notice the difference.
    Also do not get a round thing called a spoke wrench. It does a good job of rounding the nipples.
    Get the triangle shaped sPark spoke wrench if you need multiple sizes.

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    There are different grades of bike cables the die Drawn ones that bike shops sell
    are smoother than the lesser priced ones.

    YGWYPF

    Zn coated is less than stainless , I find soldering the ZN ones easier
    I do this before cutting, makes removing and re greasing them easy
    they dont rust so quickly then..


    If you only buy from Wall Mart , that is all you will have left.
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