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Old 01-14-09, 11:49 AM   #1
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Shifter Housing Diameter

I am looking into getting some new housing for my shifter cables. In looking into the housings I saw both 4 and 5mm housings but I'm not sure what I need to run. I have Shimano 9 speed shifters. If anyone couls clear this up it would be great. Thanks.
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Old 01-14-09, 03:03 PM   #2
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FWIW, I've been running 5mm Jagwire housing with 1.1mm Jagwire derailler cables.

My recollection is that 4mm housing would work just as well. I remember being confused about the whole 4mm / 5mm thing at first too. I finally went with 5mm just to be consistent with the size of my brake cables. That way I had to buy just one size ferule.
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its probably better to go smaller just to be safe, you can always shim a smaller housing
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