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Old 10-15-05, 03:10 PM
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Upgrading shifters/brake lever

I have a 7200 Trek Hybrid with grip shifters that I'm not too fond off. I want to upgrade to Shimano Alivio
brake/shift levers. My question is can I make the swap with out having to take my cables completely off the bike? My bike is still fairly new and don't need new cables.
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Old 10-15-05, 03:19 PM
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You should be able to remove the crimps and slide the cables out of the casing from the shifter end, since that's where the attached ends are. Then feed the cables back into the new shifters, back into the casings, hook them up, and put new crimps on the ends.
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Old 10-15-05, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by twahl
You should be able to remove the crimps and slide the cables out of the casing from the shifter end, since that's where the attached ends are. Then feed the cables back into the new shifters, back into the casings, hook them up, and put new crimps on the ends.
I was hoping I wouldn't have to crimp anything
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Old 10-15-05, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jonbth
I was hoping I wouldn't have to crimp anything
use super glue then. but myself I just replace the cables as they are kinked and it makes it harder to deal with. as when your done the kink may be in the wrong place.
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Cables are cheap. You have to go to the shop anyway to get your shifters.
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