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Cable Routing - Is this bad?

Old 07-28-12, 05:10 AM
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Cable Routing - Is this bad?

It works a lot better up under the bars if I cross sides coming out of the shifters into the adjuster boss things, but then I have to cross them back somewhere. Is this ok?

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Old 07-28-12, 05:29 AM
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I've heard of people do that to improve shifting on the RD due to Shimano's under bartape routing and the increased friction...

Just make sure the cable aren't rubbing too bad and you should be fine...
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Sheldon says OK
http://sheldonbrown.com/cables.html#crisscross
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Old 07-28-12, 08:13 AM
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sweet, thanks!
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Old 07-28-12, 08:32 AM
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That is the way that my Roubaix cables are routed.
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Until I started using Nokons that's how I routed my cables. Works on shorter head tube bikes well.
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I have my 6700 bikes routed that way. No issues.
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I have all my bikes' cables routed in this manner. I haven't had any issues yet.
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What kind of demented mind routes cables like that?
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
What kind of demented mind routes cables like that?
Minds that don't want a rats nest of friction in front of their headtube.
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Old 07-29-12, 06:53 AM
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Countdown until someone quotes the rules.

It's fine, makes on the fly barrel adjustment a little odd if you're not ready for it though.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
What kind of demented mind routes cables like that?
I'll show you when I get it done Basically, with the under bar wrap routing, you end up having a cable come out and then have to loop tightly back the opposite direction to get it into the same side barrel adjuster/cable stop thing. If you cross it over to the other side, it goes better.

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Maybe his helps. You can barely see the shifter cables under the silver cap on the stem. Right now, they cross and go over to the opposite side cable stop on the head tube. When I tried the going back to the same side with them leaving enough slack to be able to turn the bars, it was pretty awkward.

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My LBS re-routed my cables this way. I was shocked (and pissed) at first, but after riding it for a while, it works just fine - so I left it.
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It's perfectly fine, and looks better. Did mine that way last night after changing the cables.
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Originally Posted by pallen View Post
Maybe his helps. You can barely see the shifter cables under the silver cap on the stem. Right now, they cross and go over to the opposite side cable stop on the head tube. When I tried the going back to the same side with them leaving enough slack to be able to turn the bars, it was pretty awkward.

still looks like a rats nest ! and that front brake cable housing looks alittle on the short side
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I do that on my SRAM bike. When I had Campy, I routed the cables that way as well. The only reason not to do that is 1) if it's not necessary - ie. if you are running old Shimano with external cable routing, or 2) if the cable stops have the cables hitting the downtube in that configuration, which happens occasionally with large tube carbon frames.
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Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
I have my 6700 bikes routed that way. No issues.
I think you have taken this N+1 thing too far!
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I have two bikes with under-wrap cabling, and they are routed the conventional way (without the crossover underneath). Everything works fine. I will admit, though, that they both have non-indexed Suntour Barcons, so it doesn't need precise shifting.
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Don't forget to tie and solder those for stronger shifting!
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