Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-14-08, 08:17 AM   #1
icedmocha 
There's time now
Thread Starter
 
icedmocha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On a stack of books, PA
Bikes:
Posts: 723
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
What is a cable stop?

What is a cable stop, and is there a site where I can input certain bike terms and get an answer? Google did not work. tia
icedmocha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 08:42 AM   #2
madfiNch
Senior Member
 
madfiNch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: Burley Runabout 7 and Specialized Allez Elite
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cable stop:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-g.html#cablestop

I always go to Sheldon Brown's site when I have a question..
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary-c.html
madfiNch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 08:44 AM   #3
well biked 
biked well
 
well biked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,070
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Cable stops are points on the bike where the cable housing goes in one end and the bare cable (inner wire) comes out the other end (without the housing).

Sheldon has a nice glossary for most bike-related terms:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/
well biked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 10:25 AM   #4
kevbo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And the next question will be: Why use them? The cable housing is not needed for straight runs of control cables, as the frame can serve it's purpose. Eliminating the housing where possible saves weight and reduces friction in the controls.
kevbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 10:43 AM   #5
Apus^2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Looking for my right leg muscles.
Bikes: 2000 Cannondale CAAD3 Triple 105/Ultegra
Posts: 1,202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Weight savings is not enough to really be worried about. Often times the housing is eliminated where unnecessary. If it isn't, there probably is a reason, such as aerodynamics.
Apus^2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 11:16 AM   #6
edzo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
just built a new pugsley with full housing...and tell ya...new top quality housing is pretty friction free nowadays
edzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 11:27 AM   #7
rmfnla
Senior Member
 
rmfnla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: La La Land (We love it!)
Bikes: Gilmour road, Curtlo road; both steel (of course)
Posts: 5,946
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevbo View Post
And the next question will be: Why use them? The cable housing is not needed for straight runs of control cables, as the frame can serve it's purpose. Eliminating the housing where possible saves weight and reduces friction in the controls.
Unnecessary housing can also make brakes feel "mushy" since housing will compress whereas a solidly mounted cable stop will not.
__________________
Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...
rmfnla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 01:08 PM   #8
edzo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
Unnecessary housing can also make brakes feel "mushy" since housing will compress whereas a solidly mounted cable stop will not.

nokon style housing eliminates any and all mush
edzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 01:30 PM   #9
rmfnla
Senior Member
 
rmfnla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: La La Land (We love it!)
Bikes: Gilmour road, Curtlo road; both steel (of course)
Posts: 5,946
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by edzo View Post
nokon style housing eliminates any and all mush
Yeah, but they're expensive and (IMO) ugly.
__________________
Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...
rmfnla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-08, 01:49 PM   #10
Ex Pres
#39
 
Ex Pres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: the 35223 (AL)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmfnla View Post
Yeah, but they're expensive and (IMO) ugly.

true dat
Ex Pres is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:25 PM.