Re: [CR]bar-end shifter cable routing


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

From: Philcycles@aol.com
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 13:01:10 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]bar-end shifter cable routing
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 11/7/07 6:59:40 AM, blkmktbks@gmail.com writes:


> > It wasn't my idea and I hate the things, but my '67 Holdsworth Super
> > Mistral has to have bar-end shifters due to braze ons. Looking at pix of
> >
> > the era, the racing custom seemed to have been to carry the cabling up
> > the bars to the end of the bar tape rather than just up to the brake
> > levers which seems to be the prevailing practice.
> >
> > Several postings in the archives suggested that the "racing" arrangemen
> > is not as satisfactory given the extra friction caused by the extra
> > cable length, bends etc. Have any of you out there recently used this
> > arrangement with better results? I ride "on the drops" all the time and
> > this routing seems preferable as it gets the cabling out of the way.
> >
>

Sorry for the incorrectly attributed snip. I've used the barend housing exiting at the tops for 36 yearrs. Worked well with the old SS wound housing but with today's index style housing it's a dream. The only problem is that on a larger frame-like mine-a standard length cable is just a little too short. I use a tandem length cable. Phil Brown Acting the Luddite in San Rafael, Calif.

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