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Wipe nose ferrule (for gear cables)

Old 07-04-18, 03:02 PM
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Wipe nose ferrule (for gear cables)

I purchased Clark's Gear Cable Kit (shown below) that came with two types of ferrules: normal (alloy) and wipe-nose. I've never encountered the "wipe-nose" type before.
My kit (unlike the one shown below) only comes with two normal ferrules. So I have no choice but to use wipe nose because, for my rear derail. run, I need two outer-housing tube segments (i.e., four ferrules) : thumb-shiftier to front hanger; chainstay hanger to derail.
Where do I use normal and where wipe-nose?

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Anywhere where your cable is transitioning from “bare cable” to “housed cable” - the point is to stop crud collected on the bare cable from getting into, and gumming up, the housing as the cable moves back and forth. So, at the top of the down tube stretches, and at the end of the right chainstay stretch. I also have them at either end of the top tube stretch of my rear brake cable.
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For a normal bike with a DT and chainstay cable stop, plus two shifters, you'd need a minimum of 3 normal ferrules - one going into each shifter and one at the rear derailleur barrel adjuster. The style can be used everywhere else.

You can always cut the down or remove it entirely with a razor.
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Thx for the feedback.
Forgot to note that the main body of wipe-nose type feels like they are not metal (maybe hardened plastic???)
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Originally Posted by elcyc View Post
Thx for the feedback.
Forgot to note that the main body of wipe-nose type feels like they are not metal (maybe hardened plastic???)
That's normal. Shimano uses plastic ferrules for shift housings.

Are the wipe-less ones for brakes?
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