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Cable Inserting n SRAM X9 Grip Shifters

Old 03-10-18, 11:19 PM
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Cable Inserting n SRAM X9 Grip Shifters

Popped open the rubber hatch door, shifted into “9” (for rear derailleur), pushed the old cable out. Easy.

Threaded the new cable into the hole, push about an inch then it stops. Completely removed barrel adjuster also. Tried making a gentle curve to the cable. When the cable does make it through its frayed.....

Help.

I have the instructions from SRAM, so please don’t tell me to read the instructions. The cable tip is getting hung up.....I imagine it’s where it curves to exit. Ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-11-18, 10:18 AM
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I replaced a cable in an X7 last week and found the process a bit annoying. I don't know a specific tip but with a flashlight and multiple attempts finally got the end of the cable to go through that little hole. Tried to 'aim' the cable towards the hole. Thinking the hole is too small to allow running a cable or wire in from the other direction and taping that to the replacement cable and then pulling through would work.
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Old 03-11-18, 03:52 PM
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In the event that anyone sees this, my solution was to use a single ended cable that was soldered at the end, so it wouldn’t fray, and making the to remove the barrel adjuster.

Double ended cables where you have to cut off the end isn’t your friend when dealing with grip shifters. I suppose you could use superglue at the end.
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To the OP; if your cable is fraying on insertion, use instead an uncut cable, not a used one or one of those double-ended cables that you have to cut off one head. SRAM shifters aren’t the easiest to re-cable.
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@Davet - yes, I bought a tandem length shifter cable (it's for the rear derailleur of a recumbent). It had only one end and went through the shifter beautifully. I'll have to remember that for next time.
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