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    Slightly broken derailleur cable. What do I do?

    The other day I was doing a routine tune up on my xc hardtail and I noticed one of the wire strands of the front derailleur cable snapped. Not the whole cable, just one strand right where the derailleur clamps on to the cable. Should I be concerned about this causing any problems? The derailleur still shifts fine though.

    Thanks guys

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    Nothing to worry about and pretty common. It obviously won't cause any binding since it isn't entering any housing and the cable is still plenty strong.

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    REI has Novara/Jagwire lined housing and slick stainless cable. A kit is $19.
    When you change it think of going full length. Less ferrels and very smooth shifting. This is likely much better quality then what's on most bikes.
    This upgrade makes more of an improvement for the money spent than any other one I can think of.
    Novara Shift Cable Kit at
    Cut with the correct cable cutter after supergluing the area. Add a drop to the cut end. Sand to a rounded tip. Then thread through the lined housing to keep it intact.

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