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    Turner XC cable guides too big?

    Im building a 2000 Turner XC and have an issue- the cable guides are big enough that the whole cable and ferrules slide right through. Are there some special inserts that go into these to make the housing stop?

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    Someone probably drilled them out to run full length housing.

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    any way to properly run cable now?

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    Run full length housing. It works better in the long run...no crap can get into the cable at the housing breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Im building a 2000 Turner XC and have an issue- the cable guides are big enough that the whole cable and ferrules slide right through. Are there some special inserts that go into these to make the housing stop?
    I have an RFX from that period and those were intended to either run full-length housing or have oversized ferrules that the ends of the housing would slide into and allow you to run partial cable housing. Have you called Turner to see if they possibly have some hanging out in some drawer somewhere?

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    ok- im ignorant. until this time I've never heard or seen full length housing on a mountain bike. I'll run it full length then- makes perfect sense. sealed cable=no dirt.
    a side benefit is that I can run my hydraulic brake hose through it.

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    I have some of the big, kind of goofy brass fittings that would allow you to not have to use full length housing, but full length is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    ok- im ignorant. until this time I've never heard or seen full length housing on a mountain bike. I'll run it full length then- makes perfect sense. sealed cable=no dirt.
    a side benefit is that I can run my hydraulic brake hose through it.
    All my bikes for quite a few years now run full length outer, you've probably just never looked for it before - bit like buying a new car, suddenly you'll notice the same model every where.

    it's a lot more common on modern frames vs 10 years ago, and indeed it makes it's great for keeping the cables sealed and clean - just also make sure you get one of those rubber thingies (not sure of official name) to seal the cable at the derailleur end.

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