Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-11, 06:56 AM   #1
SE Wis
Thread Starter
dedhed's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Bikes: '68 Raleigh Sprite, '02 Raleigh C500, '84 Raleigh Gran Prix, '91 Trek 400
Posts: 3,702
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 213 Post(s)
STI 6600 cabling

I'm upgrading an old Trek with 6603 drivetrain and my first real excursion with brifters.

How important is the #15 outer brake cable guide? Should I seek these out or just use the outer taped on like older aero cable routing? Do I want (or need) a ferrule on the end of the casing that slides up into the lever?

Is there any really any elegant way to run the shifter cables from the levers to the DT stops? I know I don't want any sharp bends and need to be able to turn but it is kinda fugly looking. Maybe I'm just too used to not seeing so many cables up there.
dedhed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-11, 07:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,099
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 128 Post(s)
Never used one, never had any problems not using it. Tape works well enough
jimc101 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:34 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.