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Old 01-26-08, 10:58 AM   #1
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Cable Splitters

Has anyone experimented with cable splitters to ease wear and tear on cables when disassembling for suitcase?
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Old 01-27-08, 05:03 AM   #2
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They have been de-rigeur on separable Moulton bikes for a number of years so one must presume if you get the correctly functional components then they will not provide any problems.

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Importantly, they work on a bare piece of cable so you must have a cable stop on the frame on both sides of the splitter. Doesn't need to be close by, but it does not work without.
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There is a company who makes them I think the name is Da Vincci.
There might be differences from brand to brand.. or there might only be that one brand.
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Has anyone experimented with cable splitters to ease wear and tear on cables when disassembling for suitcase?
Ritchey BreakAways use cable splitters. Probably most separable bikes do...
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Old 02-13-08, 05:49 PM   #6
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http://www.davincitandems.com/comp.html#split

I don't think you can order them directly, but apparently they'll sell to LBS's. So you'd have to ask your local shop to order them in for you.
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http://www.davincitandems.com/comp.html#split

I don't think you can order them directly, but apparently they'll sell to LBS's. So you'd have to ask your local shop to order them in for you.
They do sell directly.
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There is a company who makes them I think the name is Da Vincci.
There might be differences from brand to brand.. or there might only be that one brand.
I have these on my MTB
http://www.davincitandems.com/comp.html#split
Work very well, no need for 2 cable stops in close proximity.
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I'm not using them on my folder, but I used these for the derailleur and these for the rear brake on a bike that I set up for handlebar interchange. (Loosescrews has the sets for handlebar interchange, but the links above are for splitting cables to pack/fold a travel bike.) It doesn't say on the Loosescrews website, but the set that I got turned out to be Moneran Cycles Quid Pro Quos, which so far have worked pretty darn well for my application (see flatlander's link to sandsmachine.com above for info about different cable splitters).

Just keep in mind for any splitter you get, you'll need another set of cables to finish the job. And as Jur noted above, you need to split a section of bare cable without any cable housing.

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daVince folks in Colorado are innovative and great to deal with. Their cable splitters are used on the majority of S&S equipped tandems. They are the 'gold standard' in cable splitters.
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I agree with others that the daVinci ones are the best ones to get. There are two reasons for this:
1) They use two set screws instead of one
2) The shape is designed for a 8mm wrench. You shouldn't use a wrench to assemble them, but occasionally the aluminum oxidizes a bit and makes them stick. A wrench makes it a lot easier to take them apart.

I've used most of the splitters on the market, but the ones that I'd buy are the daVincis.
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