I'd being havn't shifting problems since I completed my build two months ago. The rear gear housings were getting mud and sand and crap in them all the time and creating shifting dramas to the point I got pissed off enough to take a drill to my frame....
Turns out that the best thing I'd done. Thought I'd post it up here see if anyone else is having dramas aswell.
I drilled out all rear cable stops with a 4.5mm drill bit from each side to make sure I had a even hole. Gently pushed a full cable housing threw the drill out stops and cut to correct length.
With the 4.5mm drill but it's enough for a tight fit of the housing so it doesn't move during riding but not too much that I can't still use the cable stops as normal. Feed the cable in from the shifter end and into the rear derailleur cut to length and tightened alan bolt clamp.
PRESTO!!! Buttery smooth shifting like i've never had before.
I've done this mod to 3 of my last bikes for the same reason and it's improve shifting performance 200%. I ride in sandy, rainy, muddy conditions and wash my bike with a hose after everyride so I'm assuming having the open housings is the problem (and yes I was using dust and mud cable seals, even the electrical tape trick)
i'd be interested to hear if anyone else is having the same issues.....
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