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Removing inner cable from Tiagra 4700 shifter

Old 05-16-16, 05:19 PM
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Removing inner cable from Tiagra 4700 shifter

Hello everyone, I'm currently building a new bike and am having an incredibly hard time removing the inner gear cable from a Shimano Tiagra 4700 shifter.

does anyone have a clue how this is done?? Its driving me bonkers, I can see the little barreled end, but can't for the life of me figure out to take it out!

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Old 05-16-16, 05:32 PM
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Have you shifted the shifter to it's most "relaxed" position. Push the release lever several times while tugging gently on the cable to be sure.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Have you shifted the shifter to it's most "relaxed" position. Push the release lever several times while tugging gently on the cable to be sure.
After you have done this, twist the cable in the direction which tightens the lay of the strands; this shrinks its diameter slightly and will help you to push it free.
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
After you have done this, twist the cable in the direction which tightens the lay of the strands; this shrinks its diameter slightly and will help you to push it free.
Thanks for the replies to both of you...I did try both suggestions but am having no luck. If you have any other suggestions they would be very welcome! Thanks again.
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Old 05-17-16, 01:41 AM
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Are you pushing on the cable? Don't try to pull the head out; push on the cable where it enters the body at the top. You only need to push it a couple of centimeters so that the head of the cable pokes out of the shifter's body. Only then you can pull on the head to remove it completely.

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Old 05-17-16, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by techsensei View Post
Are you pushing on the cable? Don't try to pull the head out; push on the cable towards the lever where it enters the housing at the frame's cable stop. You only need to push it a couple of centimeters so that the head of the cable pokes out of the shifter's body. Only then you can pull on the head to remove it completely.
Thanks techsensei. Yeah, I've tried pushing too...it doesn't move forward at all though. In fact, there doesn't seem to be a hole where the cable could poke out of. sigh...
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Old 05-17-16, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by acdiz86 View Post
Thanks techsensei. Yeah, I've tried pushing too...it doesn't move forward at all though. In fact, there doesn't seem to be a hole where the cable could poke out of. sigh...
Do you not see a hole underneath the body? That is where the cable's head will exit out of. If you don't see it, you haven't rolled the hood far enough forward to expose it.
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Originally Posted by techsensei View Post
Do you not see a hole underneath the body? That is where the cable's head will exit out of. If you don't see it, you haven't rolled the hood far enough forward to expose it.
You're right. I do see a hole on the bottom (pic). However, when I push the cable it does not move forward at all. I've looked at the other shifter and the same thing happens. I bought these shifters used, with the cables already installed, is it possible they were routed the wrong way around or something??

thanks for your patience and help! Oh and sorry for the big ol' thumb in the pic
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Problem solved!!!!! Thanks to the three of you for your help
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