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Old 01-08-14, 08:51 PM   #1
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Integrated deraileur cabling under BB normal?



This is a Gran Corsa from Masi, the top of the line aluminum which doesn't say much since it's the same frame as the low end aluminum, just different components. I have the same and I've threaded teflon lining I ripped out from spare cable housing.

I'm asking is this normal since most bikes I see use replaceable plastic guides. I'm thinking of taking a dremel and chopping 'em off and just glue plastic ones instead.
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Don't be a Drew, that will work OK.
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What am I missing. What's wrong with it?
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Leave it alone.

I think you may have too much time on your hands...
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Ok, thanks for the replies. I just didn't know if this was normal or not, didn't want to worry about cable wearing into the aluminum. I'll just stick to shoving teflon tubing through them then.
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Ok, thanks for the replies. I just didn't know if this was normal or not, didn't want to worry about cable wearing into the aluminum. I'll just stick to shoving teflon tubing through them then.
Cable guides used to be on top of the BB on steel frames. Painted steel guides, no plastic at all. He k, back then nobody ever heard of plastic. . Anyway no liner is needed. Bare metal works fine. Al is soft, but not too soft to last for a long time.
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Ok, thanks for the replies. I just didn't know if this was normal or not, didn't want to worry about cable wearing into the aluminum. I'll just stick to shoving teflon tubing through them then.
Hell no, that ain't normal. Dremel all that extraneous junk off there, or better yet chisel it off. Commando is the only way to go....
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You have to cut the shell and put the right one. Will look way better after wards
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