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Old 03-04-21, 01:28 PM
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bicycle cable threader hose

My shifter cable broke at the hand set for my rear derailleur on my topstone gravel bike with shimano 105.
I was thinking of attempting to re cable the bike myself. I have watched several youtube videos and almost everyone has this
tiny little stiff hose they can use to thread the shifter cable. Where can I get this hose (red arrow in photos ) ?





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Old 03-04-21, 01:36 PM
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around 1:47 they use the tiny hose/sheath that I am talking about. Where can I buy that ?
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Pretty much anywhere bicycle cables are sold. Otherwise:


https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-Black...61741124&psc=1
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Another possible source is so called "spaghetti" PTFE tubing used in the electronics industry.
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I see shifter cables housing set seem to vary in price from $10 to $40+ What am I missing ?

I have topstone gravel bike with shimano 105 group set.
Will this work my bike ?
SHIMANO Road Shift Cable and Housing Set (Black) $10
https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Shift...g%2C361&sr=1-5
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You want what is essentially the liner inside cable housing. The stuff JDT linked above is it. I recently bought that exact stuff when I re-cabled my internally-routed road bike. Worked great!
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
I see shifter cables housing set seem to vary in price from $10 to $40+ What am I missing ?

I have topstone gravel bike with shimano 105 group set.
Will this work my bike ?
SHIMANO Road Shift Cable and Housing Set (Black) $10
https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Shift...g%2C361&sr=1-5
Higher-quality (more expensive) sets will have coated cables that minimize friction. This is especially important for reliable and quick shifting. IMO, good cables are worth the money.
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What is a good recommend cable then?

How about this Jagwire?

https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-Shift...g-goods&sr=1-4
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What is a good recommend cable then?

How about this Jagwire?

https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-Shift...g-goods&sr=1-4
My tendency is to use the top-end stuff from the manufacturer of the components on the bike (Shimano, in you case). Jagwire will work, though.
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this one ?

SHIMANO Dura-Ace OT-SP41 Polymer-Coated Derailleur Cable

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Dura-...39C?th=1&psc=1



Product description

Slow shifting is a bummer, and there are lots of reasons for it, but if you've eliminated derailleur problems, cassette issues, and general grime as the culprits, it might be time to replace your shift cables and housing with Shimano's Dura-Ace OT-SP41 Polymer-Coated Derailleur Cable. The housing is pre-lubed with silicone grease for smooth, stick-free shifting, and the polymer coating on the cable allows it run even more smoothly. Even the end caps are sealed, which prevents dirt and grime from sneaking in and gunking up the system.
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
this one ?

SHIMANO Dura-Ace OT-SP41 Polymer-Coated Derailleur Cable

https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-Dura-...39C?th=1&psc=1



Product description

Slow shifting is a bummer, and there are lots of reasons for it, but if you've eliminated derailleur problems, cassette issues, and general grime as the culprits, it might be time to replace your shift cables and housing with Shimano's Dura-Ace OT-SP41 Polymer-Coated Derailleur Cable. The housing is pre-lubed with silicone grease for smooth, stick-free shifting, and the polymer coating on the cable allows it run even more smoothly. Even the end caps are sealed, which prevents dirt and grime from sneaking in and gunking up the system.
I usually buy complete sets for derailleurs and brakes all together, but that looks like the same stuff.
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If you are serious enough to don cycling wear to ride your bike, and ride it hard, then high quality cables are vital in getting the best out of the experience.

I recommend them, and my main rides have coaster brakes - no hand brakes or gears to change. For the bikes with cables that I do overhaul it is the cables that seem to make the most difference between a meh ride and a good one.
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I have had GORE Cables on my winter bike since 2006 and they've not skipped a beat, I don't know if the still make them. I don't like the Shimano cables with the coating as the coating comes off and furs up inside the outer and gives you sh17 shifting.
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I have had GORE Cables on my winter bike since 2006 and they've not skipped a beat, I don't know if the still make them. I don't like the Shimano cables with the coating as the coating comes off and furs up inside the outer and gives you sh17 shifting.
I had a set of Gore Ride On cables on my main bike for ~10 years. They were great. I finally replaced them for no reason other than “about time I put new cables on the bike”. A mistake, in retrospect, as nothing I’ve used since (Jagwire and Campagnolo OEM) have been as good IMO. I haven’t seen them for sale in years, so I suspect they’re gone
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
I had a set of Gore Ride On cables on my main bike for ~10 years. They were great. I finally replaced them for no reason other than “about time I put new cables on the bike”. A mistake, in retrospect, as nothing I’ve used since (Jagwire and Campagnolo OEM) have been as good IMO. I haven’t seen them for sale in years, so I suspect they’re gone
Gore may have made the Campag 11spd cables alledgedly
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