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Old 04-16-19, 10:19 PM
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Cable stop sizing

Morning all. 2 of my riding frames have the same issue, the RD cable stop. I can't find anything that fits properly to direct and support the cable housing, so I've ended up cable tying the first inch or two to the chain stay. Not a great solution. What do other people (you!) use?
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What kind of ferrule are you using or is it bare housing?

Basically, are you using a step down ferrule?

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Originally Posted by Kuromori
What kind of ferrule are you using or is it bare housing?

Basically, are you using a step down ferrule?
I have a stepdown ferrule but it doesn't step down enough. Currently using a normal ferrule to butt against the stop, and the cable ties for keeping it in place. Maybe the stop is distorted?
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I took my frame to a (good) service orientated bike shop and just rifled through their collection of step down ferrules until I found one that fit.
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Originally Posted by MiloFrance
I have a stepdown ferrule but it doesn't step down enough. Currently using a normal ferrule to butt against the stop, and the cable ties for keeping it in place. Maybe the stop is distorted?
Is the "wall thickness" of a too-large ferrule enough to (patiently) file it down to fit? Certainly less risky than boring out the stop on the bike ( )
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Took a bit of searching but I've found some with a step down to 3.5mm. Loads in the USA, very few in the EU. I await delivery with great anticipation!
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Originally Posted by MiloFrance
Took a bit of searching but I've found some with a step down to 3.5mm. Loads in the USA, very few in the EU. I await delivery with great anticipation!
That should work. Just measured the step-down ferrule for the similar “diver’s helmet” cable stop on the Marinoni. Smaller diameter is 3.8mm.
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Originally Posted by Dfrost

That should work. Just measured the step-down ferrule for the similar “diver’s helmet” cable stop on the Marinoni. Smaller diameter is 3.8mm.
my problem also. ordered shimano step down sp40

hope it works
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