BIke choice (getting back on the bike)

Discussion in 'Cycling Archive' started by Dan Sheppard, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Dan Sheppard

    Owen Dunn Guest

    Why would you need an SRAM specific gear cable anyway? What is
    special about them?

    Owen Dunn, Nov 4, 2013
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  2. In uk.rec.cycling.moderated on Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:37:52 +0000
    A quick eyeball of the Brompton Wide Range Hub (made, I believe by
    SA and surely all Brompton specific kit is "fancy") shows the cable
    has an end cover on it, but it is purely cosmetic as it sits some
    way past the clamp.

    Zebee Johnstone, Nov 4, 2013
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  3. Crimping an end cover on the clamped end is common practice on most bike
    cables. That's different from Nick's (extremely unusual) case.
    Alan Braggins, Nov 4, 2013
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    Danny Colyer Guest

    Do you dispute that a Pedersen of the *correct size* for its rider has
    an upright riding position?

    You'd have to be a giant for the Extra Large frame listed at to be too small.
    Danny Colyer, Nov 5, 2013
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    Phil W Lee Guest

    SRAM DualDdrive also uses a single ended cable (for both changers).
    Phil W Lee, Nov 5, 2013
  6. Brake and gear cables of all sorts are available in lengths suitable for
    David Damerell, Nov 7, 2013
  7. Do keep up. That's "all sorts except one particular model of hub Nick has,
    so that's all that counts". (Except having since read a manual for the
    Spectro S7, it turns out (not entirely surprisingly) that that can use
    a single ended replacement gear cable too, though it's unusual in that the
    cut and clamped end is in the shifter.)
    Alan Braggins, Nov 7, 2013
  8. Not quite. I'm pretty sure some tandem manufacturers or tandem parts
    vendors will fit oddball ends if you really want it. The Bandit used to do
    David Damerell, Nov 7, 2013
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