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Old 01-08-19, 04:54 AM
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SRAM road inner cable replacement

Hi. I've managed to make a bit of a mess of the inner cable for my front derailleur. This is a new SRAM Force Road groupset. Can I replace it without removing the levers? I rolled back the rubber cover on the lever but the cable entry point wasn't obvious.

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With the hood rolled up, the cable entry hole is on the inside side of the shifter body. With the shifter in the small ring position and the cable disconnected from the derailleur, you should be able to push the inner cable back through the housing. It depends on the cable stop on your frame, but pushing on the inner cable into the housing should push it through the shifter and give you a definitive piont where the cable goes in. You can install cables without removing the lever, but you may have to partially unwrap your bars if you can't fish the inner cable into the housing as it exits the shifter. Basically the inner cable goes in, turns upwards 90 degrees and goes up into the housing where it inserts into the shifter.
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I find making a small curve in the last 1" of the cable can help to better be able to feed it up onto the spool then also into the casing above the body/I also find a small straight bladed screwdriver can act as a prod for lining up the cable end with the opening of the casing. Andy
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Ok, thanks. Hope I don't have to unwrap any tape as I doubt I'll do such a good job wrapping it up again. I've always done almost all my own maintenance but I've had the same Campag Ergo shifters since about 1990. SRAM is a new experience for me.

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