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    Drilling out my cable stops - THE AFTERMATH!

    OK, so some of you may have seen that I was dremeling out my cable stops to run full outers on my Spot.

    Below are the pics. In hindsight I probably took a bit too much off as the stops won't hold the cable tightly - but I'll hopefully sort this out with some black electrical tape and some cable ties.

    I'm pretty chuffed with the results.

    (Do you think I went a bit over board with the whole "don't let any aluminium shards get into your shock/headset" advice? )



    (The wee bit of damage you can see behind the right stop was there already)









    Thanks for all the advice throughout.

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    What's this, no action shots?

    Nice job. It looks like you finish-sanded and polished the innards. Very pretty.

    And no, there is no such thing as "too much protection."

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    Well I was working to your guide!

    I did sand out the inners to get it nice and smooth.

    (And I didn't fancy getting the alu shards in my camera lens )

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    Instead of electrical tape try heat shrink to gain a tighter fit. It will last longer.

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    Nice job, the inner guide surfaces look very smooth.
    Hadley rear hub service here and here.

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    good idea cuc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucucachu
    Instead of electrical tape try heat shrink to gain a tighter fit. It will last longer.
    Had thought about that, but I'm not sure if one piece of heat shrink would be thick enough.

    BTW, it's XTR outers I'm running - what diameter of heat shrink d'ya think I'd need?

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    Looks great. I think you did a fine job.
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    by lookin at some sites that sell it and give specs, looks like 1/4" (6.5 mm) will shrink down to 4 mm quite nicely. start with a single layer and go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    by lookin at some sites that sell it and give specs, looks like 1/4" (6.5 mm) will shrink down to 4 mm quite nicely. start with a single layer and go from there.
    Cheers, off to try and buy some online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeTee
    Cheers, off to try and buy some online.
    Most any hardware store will have heat shrink tubing... the small mom n pop hardware store on my corner has it, so do the big box stores. I've seen it at the grocery store too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    Most any hardware store will have heat shrink tubing... the small mom n pop hardware store on my corner has it, so do the big box stores. I've seen it at the grocery store too.
    Just bought some Black heat shrink off ebay - 7 different sizes (2.4, 3.2, 4.8, 6.4, 9.5mm), each one 1m in length. Less than 3/$6 delivered.

    Thinking I'll start off with the 4.8mm then if I need it add some 6.4mm.

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    the xce i had had straight through stops (not stops then) but came with some special ferrules which acted as the cable stops too. way ahead of his time. not sure why they've gone back to this system.

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    Nice stuff, I want a DREMEL tool rgh urgh urghh BINFORD model #?

    Anyways cuc great idea

    tee try a bit of electrical tape to get your dia then slip ya heat shrink over top that should lock it down!

    what color outers ya going for some nice red jagwires?
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    TA - Good idea about the electrical tape then heat shrink. No red jagwires, but there is a bit of red bling on the final build - all will be revealed!

    BTW, been catching up on your major off. Hope things are healing well for you!

    GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeTee
    TA - Good idea about the electrical tape then heat shrink. No red jagwires, but there is a bit of red bling on the final build - all will be revealed!

    BTW, been catching up on your major off. Hope things are healing well for you!

    GT
    It should work well, I was a cable jointer in one of my nine lives one of the first here to join fibre optics, my claim to fame..

    Chur yeah its a slow process, am cool with it now, you guys have been O for awesome so big kiwi CHUR to all ya's

    GTee the last week with events happening has really made a big difference, physically Im probably gone backwards but its a too n fro process and now down with that but the physical side really is the easy part!

    The mental side is what really does ya head in and with all thats happened in the last week, Ive been given such a huge lift just from the support here so youve all contributed allot to my healing process and I feel now Im getting over the mental hump and can start getting back to normal whatever that is, lol, so thank's Tee and everyone!

    So I will bow out gotta stop derailling ya threads!

    Tee look forward to seeing the Spot finished, I gotta say the Spot will always be a special bike for me, regardless of whats in the stable, so I still get bumps watching you guys with ya couch shots, builds and ride pix.

    Even good to see DT on his SPot in Whafes thread!

    Long live the Spot, you gona love it Tee

    Churrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    Hey! You hogged out the wrong side!!!!
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