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Old 07-10-13, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ghas View Post
I meant that the button end of the cable pops out of the Dia-Compe lever attachment hole. The calipers are new and yes, they spring back easily. I'll check for burrs at the cable ends and maybe try different cable lengths. One confusing thing is I can't find a reference as to whether EVERY cable connection point in the entire run needs a ferule, that is, at both levers, entry and exit points on the Cross Creek levers, etc. Also, I thought that if the housing has a liner then greasing the cable wasn't necessary.
It shouldn't be necessary to grease the cable with new lined housing. And the general rule is, if a ferrule fits in the hole or slot, use a ferrule.

Be sure your housing has no kinks and that the end cuts are clean. I always open the cable ends with some sort of pokey tool, a dental pick or a sharpened spoke. A nail will work, too. Be sure your cable didn't fray when you threaded it through the housing.
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