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Old 10-25-21, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
This is exactly what happens. Good ole Sheldon Brown explains it nicely, with photos. If anything 'stretched' (the chain plates are the only thing that could) the holes for the pins would get bigger and the whole thing would fall apart.
Oh, see- even when multiple people are saying the same thing, one is confused. Yeah, I didnt consider that elongation because I was thinking the claim was that the plates became longer.
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Old 10-25-21, 12:51 PM
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Pretty soon it won't matter except to C&V as everything will be electronic shifting and juice disc brakes.
Then we can argue about the best wire routing or something like that.
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Old 10-25-21, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
Pretty soon it won't matter except to C&V as everything will be electronic shifting and juice disc brakes.
Then we can argue about the best wire routing or something like that.
Until it's all wireless.
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Old 10-25-21, 02:06 PM
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Can I get in on this and split some hairs? Oh wait, Hair doesn't split. Oh yes it does? Or does it?
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Old 10-25-21, 06:12 PM
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Is it that much of a problem for some of you that some of us prefer to use the proper terminology?
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Old 10-25-21, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Is it that much of a problem for some of you that some of us prefer to use the proper terminology?
This makes sense. On a related note, does anyone know how to service my 6800 brifters?
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Cables do not stretch.
Yes they do. Some more than others. It's not a lot, and on a brake cable it won't be too big a deal unless it's an el-cheapo cable. On a derailleur cable it can mean a poor shifting derailleur. Every new cable I have ever installed I pre-stretched, then tightened and adjusted the brake or derailleur. That was many years ago but I never had a bike come back in for adjustment that I worked on.
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Is it that much of a problem for some of you that some of us prefer to use the proper terminology?

Using proper terminology, fine.
Being pedantic about it for no good reason, obnoxious.

That clear enough for you?

Also, you haven't exactly proven the cables don't stretch. You have admitted they get too long for some reason.
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Old 10-26-21, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
This makes sense. On a related note, does anyone know how to service my 6800 brifters?

Seriously, what kind of person argues about terminology in their sig line?

Umm, never mind...
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