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When internal cable routing sucks

Old 07-25-21, 09:41 PM
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It's not that cables break all that often, they don't. It's that they stretch, and fray at the pinch bolt, and generally get janky and then they don't work right any more. I've never broken one. I've replaced a bunch, and had good reasons to do so. Every bike was improved thereby.

Even when the old cable isn't broken, you still have to replace them from time to time, and internal cable routing makes this harder and fiddlier, to no benefit other than cosmetic. (If you like the look. Many do, many don't.)

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Old 07-25-21, 10:16 PM
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From comment #39, it sounds like it depends somewhat on what shifters people use. In my case, it's the Dura Ace 7800 shifters, and I've had two break with those shifters. It seems plausible that shifter design accounts for some of the different experiences people are having. Shimano likely made Dura Ace shifters smaller to reduce weight, causing the bend radius to be smaller than other shifters. My new bike (with the internal routing) has GRX 810 shifters, which feel considerably larger in hand than the DA 7800 ones, so I'm hoping the bend radius will be larger on those.
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Old 07-26-21, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jayp410 View Post
From comment #39, it sounds like it depends somewhat on what shifters people use. In my case, it's the Dura Ace 7800 shifters, and I've had two break with those shifters. It seems plausible that shifter design accounts for some of the different experiences people are having. Shimano likely made Dura Ace shifters smaller to reduce weight, causing the bend radius to be smaller than other shifters. My new bike (with the internal routing) has GRX 810 shifters, which feel considerably larger in hand than the DA 7800 ones, so I'm hoping the bend radius will be larger on those.
Okay, a new data point for me. I have a 7800 bike, a 6800 hydro bike, and a 5800 bike with those huge ugly 505 hydro levers. I break cables on the 6800 bike (when I neglect to replace them annually) and listen to the complaints of my friends with tunneled cables.
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Old 07-26-21, 06:47 AM
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Internal routing can be heavy if cable housing is included. 2021 Domane SL6




May be I need Di2 to drop weight.
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Old 07-26-21, 08:58 AM
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My 2015 Propel is mech and is junk to replace the FD/RD cables. I had such issues with it I custom made a bottom bracket clamp deal for the cable housing and now run the added weight of cable housing internally instead of bare cable.

If I have to do it again, I swear I'm going Di2. Run it that LAST time.
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Old 07-26-21, 09:23 AM
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If you have to run conduit and are worried about weight, use this stuff instead of actual housing. It's also great for reducing friction, e.g., at under-BB guides.



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