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    Shifter cable change frequency

    I ride during all four seasons and typically change out my shifter cables 1 or 2 times per year due to increasing resistance. I have tried lubing the cable (collected too much dirt) and teflon coated cables. Any tricks or methods out there for increasing the functional life of shifter cables.

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    Run full housing...

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    Yes, full housing is the way to go. But if your bike would be a PITA to switch over, like my Fuel, you might try eliminating the loop by the derailleur using Avid's Rollamajig. This was the area of the housing that was collecting mud, dust, (and teflon wearing off the cable!) and causing the shifitng problems for me. Has worked surprisingly well! (and it was cheap)

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    6 months on a set of shifter cables is OK. I change mine out every 6 and don't even think about it.

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