- May 5, 2010
Time to replace the road bike rear derailleur cable. Any suggestions?
The advice is still good. If you have a shimano system buy shimano cables. Issues are normal wear and tear. That is to say cables die. Even the most expensive system needs overhauls every 1 to 2 years. You can spend another 5 bucks on Jagwire cables but you are still going to replace them in the same amount of time as any stock stainless steel cable the bike came with. Often the housing needs to be changed too.TigerFish said:If I wasn't having issues with the original I would not have asked the question.
you only said 'time to replce' which implies it is worn out rather than it is technically not good enough for the job.TigerFish said:If I wasn't having issues with the original I would not have asked the question.
Local bike shop will sell both inner cable and outer casing but only issue is make sure they are stainless because the cheap rubbish will jam in the sti levers .TigerFish said:Time to replace the road bike rear derailleur cable. Any suggestions?
You would have gotten much better advice in the first reply if you said as much in your question. Rust on cables equals cheap cables or housing.TigerFish said:That was great help. Exactly what I was hoping to find out. The cables died twice within a year. I was wondering about the shop cables because something rusted inside the housing, either the housing or the cable. The advice about confirming stainless and not over paying for advanced technology is great. Thanx again.