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Question about Shimano 3 speed cable attachment

Old 06-02-11, 05:43 PM
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Question about Shimano 3 speed cable attachment

I'm perplexed about how to install a new cable for a Shimano 3 speed. Putting the cable on the shifter makes sense, routing the cable makes sense, but where the cable terminates at the knurled adjustment screw at the hub has me confused.
How does the end of the cable get anchored here?
The original had a cast in place that was inside the knurled adjuster; I obviously can't reproduce this. I bought a new cable expecting it to be the same but the new cable has just a bare plain end; looks like the one below:


I could try to crimp something on the end but Im afraid I couldn't get it to hold well enough under pressure
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The barrel at the bottom of the picture has a pinch bolt at th top. The cable is pinched just like it is on caliper brake cable. The cable doesn't go inside the barrel, but beside it. Put a crimp on it to protect it from fraying just like you would for a brake cable. If you make it neat it's just fine.
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Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
The barrel at the bottom of the picture has a pinch bolt at th top. The cable is pinched just like it is on caliper brake cable. The cable doesn't go inside the barrel, but beside it. Put a crimp on it to protect it from fraying just like you would for a brake cable. If you make it neat it's just fine.
Doh! Should've thought of that. Thanks a million!


Oddly I had to use some teflon tape on the threads of the barrel adjuster so it wouldn't slip. This is a new old stock Weinmann cable
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