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  1. #1
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    How to convert my "cable loops" to "cable stops"?

    I just bought a Salsa Juan Solo. Moved all of my parts from my M2 Stumpy SS. Everything fits except for my rear BB7s. The frame has cable loops on the top tube designed to run hydro lines through them. I need to convert them to cable stops. I found a conversion piece from Jagwire but they only have 7mm lips. The inner diameter of my loops are 7.5mm so these are too small. Do I need to run a continuous cable housing all the way back? That sounds like a lot of cable drag. I need HELP!
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    go with the continuous housing. Less to go wrong and more often than not, less total cable drag, as the drag is usually caused by the cable ends rather than the housing itself.

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    Just run full housing.

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    Another vote for a continuous housing run...
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    continuous housing does not add a lot of drag.
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    The brakes will work much better with 1 piece of housing anyways, as the others have said here.
    Make sure you use compressionless housing that is reinforced.
    Here is a link to my alltime favorite. Killer deal too. "Compressionless housing with a reinforced stainless steel mesh for longevity. Double plastic jacket for increased weather proofing. Polyethylene liner for reduced friction."

    60% off a 25foot roll. It's available in brake and deraileur housing at the same price. Be sure to get the size for brakes. $19.98 for 25 feet is a screaming deal. I have a couple rolls of each size myself.
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