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Old 10-18-18, 06:52 PM
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What is this long-nosed ferrule for?

I bought a set of Shimano shifter cables, and it included several ferrules. One of them looks like this:

What is this used for?
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11 speed shifters
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I think it's supposed to help keep dirt and gunk out.
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ferrules with snouts go at the transition between housed cable and bare cable - the snout is supposed to minimize crud from the bare cable being carried into the housing as the cable moves back and forth
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IIRC, these ones are usually used at housing to bare cable transitions near the rear derailleur. I use them everywhere where I can to keep water spray out in winter.
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these go IN the brifter, there is a slot where the housing goes in
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Originally Posted by BCDrums View Post
What is this used for?

See Shiamno's Dealer's Manual at https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-ST0002-04-ENG.pdf
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11 speed shifters
What now? Tell me more.
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Originally Posted by Eggman84 View Post

The dealer manual is always the first place to start for any question about Shimano parts or mechanics.

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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
these go IN the brifter, there is a slot where the housing goes in

There are different versions of these and some are used at the derailleur, but the one in your pic that has the spine is specifically made to fit in the brifters.
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