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Old 08-08-21, 04:12 PM
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Suntour derailleur cable connection

How does the cable connect to this screw? I understand it enters the rear and terminates here but I don't know the exact mechanics. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-08-21, 05:25 PM
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The cable with casing enters the parallelogram from it's rear, there's a casing stop seat there (and on many a barrel adjuster). The inner cable continues through the parallelogram and into the anchor bolt. The bolt's nut (usually having a metric socket, then is tightened trapping the inner cable and bolt. Like any other parallelogram based der then cable tried to pull the parallelogram and the return spring pushes the parallelogram back. Andy
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Thanks Andy! I guess I was wondering why a screw is needed at all. Can't it just exit without a screw there and a put a crimp on the end and call it a day.
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The bike industry has chosen anchor bolted cable ends for decades over a crimped on end. Crimped ends can let loose if not set well. Anchor bolts allow for fine tuning the cable length over and over (until a bad clamping design or too heavy handed a tightening frays the cable). Anchor bolts are a simple, reusable and robust method. Andy
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