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Old 11-13-08, 03:30 PM   #1
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cable routing - Campagnolo C-Record Shifters

Is there a "proper" or standard way to route the shifter/brake cables on a Campagnolo C-Record shifter setup?

I (of course) have four cables to work with:

1) Right lever brake cable is under the front of the handlebar tape and runs to the right of the headtube (if on the bike) and down under the top tube

2) Left brake lever is under front of the tape and runs straight down to the front brake caliper (a bit of a curve in the housing)
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3) Right shifter cable runs under the bar tape at the back of the handlebar --it seems to be naturally going to the left of the top tube. Should it be on the right or the left of the headtube?

4) Left shift cable runs under the bar tape at the back of the handlebar --it seems to naturally want to head to the right of the headtube. Should it be on the right or left of the headtube?

The issue is that the "natural" place for the shifter cables to run puts the longer cable (rear) at the front derailleur spot on the bottom bracket shell. And, it does the same for the short cable/front.
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Left shift cable to the left of the head tube (viewed from the saddle), right shift cable to the right. Otherwise the cables would route to the wrong derailleurs.
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Okay, thanks Oldpeddaller. I thought this is how they needed to run, I just didn't want to run them to the wrong side. I thought the angle/curve of the housing seemed a bit severe, but left/left and right/right makes sense.
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I tried to get a photo of my bike but all my cables are black so you can't tell which is which easily! So I'll try to explain the best I can.

The shift cables run in grooves along the back along the bars to start with. Where they exit from the bar tape you need to angle them down in a gentle curve in front of the head tube and then back to the down tube. They will meet or slightly overlap in front of the head badge.


Viewed from the front, the cables look like this as they curve:

Right cable: ) ( : Left cable

Hope this makes sense!

Good luck!
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