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    Please hlep me with cabling - Alligator cables

    So I bought some new cables for both mechanical brakes and the f/r shifters.

    I have changed these out before many times with various different bikes. However, I have haven't cables that have nipples(? - is that what its called?) on both ends. How do you feed these through the housing? I am guessing these are for a different application. I clipped off one end but the cable frays and become unuseable. Here is an example of what it looks like: http://www.autocraze.co.uk/images/Up...ries/BR250.jpg


    What's the deal?? I did a lot of cussin and swearin then realized I would just fork out the $10 bucks and get others I am familiar with.

    Thanks!

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    The barrel end is mtb, the funky flanged side is road. Use cable cutters and they won't fray.
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    Those are made for both road and mountain bikes... Meaning they're nothing but a PITA for mountain bike shifters. When you cut the extra stopper off, the cables don't stop fraying. Try using grease on the end of the cable and in the shifter housing, that's what I ended up doing finally.

    Next time, buy The Jagwires made specifically for MTB. They're about $7-8 more, but MUCH easier to use.

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    Thanks guys. I now understand. I will just go buy some other non-roadie cables. Effin Lance, all his fault! I would of been bumming if I had a ride planned and was on a deadline. I was just finally able to deal with the garage being a somewhat decent temperature for me to sit out there with a beer and tune the rig. Still got the buz!

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