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SRAM cable routing on CAAD9

Old 11-26-09, 01:04 PM
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SRAM cable routing on CAAD9

I think I'm getting close, but I'm having a hell of a time.

Anyone familiar with C'Dale's CAAD frames knows that they have those trick stops on the headtube for the cables, but no ability to mount barrel adjusters. Therefore, one must use inline cable adjusters instead.

With Shimano levers (pre- under the wrap cables) it's easy. With the SRAM levers, I keep running into nasty crimps and bends, or interference, all over the place. Without the adjuster I wouldn't have the bad bends...but I need the adjuster.

My last hack at it had the brake cable rubbing slightly on the adjuster, changing the cable tension. I'm now back to the drawing board.

I'm starting to wish for the big, arcing, Shimano cables again.

Anyone have pics of their setup, with this dilemma, on a CAAD frame?
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Old 11-26-09, 04:18 PM
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why do you need the adjusters? just set it up without with cabling/housing cut a bit long on first go... wait a couple 100 miles for all the stretching to take place, and redo your cabling to size... not having the tension adjustment hasn't been too bad on a build i just completed...
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Old 11-26-09, 04:30 PM
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When I recabled my CAAD9 recently I used these Ritchey STI adjusters:



They're made to plug in to the STI brifter itself...I wonder if they could go into the cable bosses on the frame? Might have to tack them with a touch of non-permanent glue to keep them from spinning? I think they were $15.
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I am so going to buy those now.
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Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
I am so going to buy those now.
Well, if you do frame install them and it works let me know...I might move them if it;s doable. I'll let you guinea pig it

Tell ya what though, I'll check the dimensions and see if they appear that they'll go there. Just try to buy them from an LBS that'll accept a return if it doesn't work out.
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Old 11-29-09, 01:16 AM
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i had to run the cables crossed... just to get them to run smooth.
I had a weird set of brakes that had the cable running at an angle that complicated it.
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