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    cableguide spot 2011 with coil shock

    I have a coil shock on a 5.Spot 2011. The plastic cable guide is always a bit twisted and guides the cable a little inwards. That causes the rear derailleur cable to be between the coil and might get stuck when jumping. I can't get the guide keeping straight when fixing the bolt.

    Are there alternatives for this cableguide to get a little more space between the cable an the shock?

    Thanks.




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    Have you tried holding the guide straight while you tighten the bolt?

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    Cross the cables on the downtube above that guide point. This will send them outward a tad. Obviously they then go around the headtube opposite as you have now.
    Works great on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheatgerm View Post
    Have you tried holding the guide straight while you tighten the bolt?
    Yes but that will still twist the guide at the part that is connected to the spacer. I would prefer some metal material or other stiff material.

    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble View Post
    Cross the cables on the downtube above that guide point. This will send them outward a tad. Obviously they then go around the headtube opposite as you have now.
    Works great on mine.
    This sounds like a good idea! thanks

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    Don't tighten the bolt so much. It's not like it's securing your handlebars.

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    Finger tight is good enough,
    No need tighten like that,
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

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    put an alloy clamp there, that will keep the lines straight from HT to that point and shoot the rear housing where you want it.

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    i run my cable a little longer so it goes near the bottom of the shock rather than across it.
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    Many thanks for all the suggestions. One of these will certainly fix this. I might have the bolt to tight, but always afraid that it will loosen after a while (and i use loctite).

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