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Old 03-22-18, 10:05 AM
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Under-tape cable housing cover/guide

What is this stuff called so I can find some to buy it?

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Old 03-22-18, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by agmetal View Post
What is this stuff called so I can find some to buy it?

Aero outer cable guide. Here's a link you can order from.


Shimano SL-BS79 Outer Cable Guide | Chain Reaction Cycles
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I've had the same question.

They could have used the more obvious name of "tunnel".
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I've had the same question.
see above^^
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I’ve never seen that before. Does it actually do anything? I would think that bar tape would not be able to compress cable housings enough to affect the function.
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I’ve never seen that before. Does it actually do anything? I would think that bar tape would not be able to compress cable housings enough to affect the function.
It's more about the shape/feel of the bar after it's wrapped
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It's more about the shape/feel of the bar after it's wrapped
Got it. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by jj1091 View Post
Aero outer cable guide. Here's a link you can order from.


Shimano SL-BS79 Outer Cable Guide | Chain Reaction Cycles
It appears they're out of stock
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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post
I’ve never seen that before. Does it actually do anything? I would think that bar tape would not be able to compress cable housings enough to affect the function.
Used on the front of a classic bar, makes a nice wider "shelf" for non-drop hand placement.
Many shops, especially those that cater to trilobytes, have some lying around.
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Make sure you ask for the metal clips for the ends and when using it. Use tape to snug it up to the bar. It's annoying when grasping the bar and have it move.
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Make sure you ask for the metal clips for the ends and when using it. Use tape to snug it up to the bar. It's annoying when grasping the bar and have it move.
I have this stuff on a couple bikes - one came with it, and the other came from a small stash that I picked up from a shop that was closing. Never bothered to use the metal bit at the end, what's that part actually for? I do use electrical tape to hold it in place, though - same as I would with the cable and no guide tunnel thing.
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I've used it, once. I've gone without many times.

I don't see the need for it if you pretape the cable housing in place with something that won't stretch.
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Originally Posted by agmetal View Post
I have this stuff on a couple bikes - one came with it, and the other came from a small stash that I picked up from a shop that was closing. Never bothered to use the metal bit at the end, what's that part actually for? I do use electrical tape to hold it in place, though - same as I would with the cable and no guide tunnel thing.
The metal bits anchor the housing to the tunnel right before it goes into the brake lever body. I suppose you don't have to use it but if I have them, I do.

As been said, it's all about the feel of the bar's shape in the hands after it's wrapped
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30 years ago that stuff came in the packaging with Aero brake levers , old bike shops may still have some since we rarely used it.

the Double ended ferrules included, so replacing the exposed section of the housing could be done, separately.. without re taping.

those were handy for other things too..






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30 years ago that stuff came in the packaging with Aero brake levers , old bike shops may still have some since we rarely used it.

the Double ended ferrules included, so replacing the exposed section of the housing could be done, separately.. without re taping.

those were handy for other things too..

This.

Except I don't think of any other usage for it.

And I'm afraid to ask.

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