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Old 04-15-20, 07:35 PM
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Drats! Broke Bottom Bracket Cable Guide

I was hammering away on a stuck crankset, and apparently hammered too close to the bottom bracket, breaking off part of the cable guide that goes to the rear derailleur. This is on a 1995 Giant Allegre. The screw hole is close to the guide for the front derailleur. What part do you recommend off Amazon?:
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Old 04-15-20, 07:41 PM
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This is pretty standard:
https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SP-18...7001224&sr=8-2
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Old 04-15-20, 07:57 PM
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Ordered. Thanks.
Just ticked at myself for making such a stupid mistake.
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Put the hammer down and step back slowly.....
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Word of advise about replacing that cable guide...
Being at the very bottom of the bike, that is a place on the bike where moisture naturally migrates to. On a couple occasions, the screw holding that guide in place has rusted and seized, and broke off when I tried to unscrew it. Had to re-drill the hole in the BB shell. Next time I have to replace one, I'm going to seek a stainless screw that will work in place of the one that comes with the guide. But...another issue to be mindful of...the length of the screw if you're using a BB cartridge. With the old school unsealed BB...the screw length wasn't much of an issue. But the cartridge takes up more space and you might need a shorter screw.

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Old 04-17-20, 02:13 AM
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that guide is the one ProblemSolvers recommended to me (PS only makes a "single"). the PIA is pulling back 2 cables to weave them through, but such is life, eh?
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