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    Very Quick Answer Needed - In the middle of drilling cable stops!

    I'm right in the middle of drilling out the cable stops of my 5 spot.

    I've done the top tube ones, but I take it I also do the ones for the rear mech on the chainstay as well?

    When people post up pics from having drilled out there stops, it's always pics of the cable stops on the top tube and never the chainstays. So I just want to check you are supposed to do them also.

    I take it the cable stops on the chainstays are the same material as the ones on the top tube?

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    Yes, you'll need to do the seat stay ones too in order to run continuous housing through the stops to the rear der. It's all aluminium, so you'll be fine.

    Post pics when you're done!

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    yep, drill 'em all out, you won't regret it!

    Bonus tip- drill the cable stops out just enough so that your housing is a tight fit. This keeps the cables from sliding back & forth against your paint.

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    Thanks for the advice. It's all done now. Looks pretty tidy, I have to say, but unfortunately there not that tight a fit. I may have to pack the cables out with a bit of electrical tape to hold them in place.

    Pics to follow.

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    FM are you using a dremel tool to do this? if so what type of bit? a conical sanding type bit? I wanna do this as well. thx Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman69
    FM are you using a dremel tool to do this? if so what type of bit? a conical sanding type bit? I wanna do this as well. thx Mike
    I recommend Dremel's 9903 cutting bit: (MkIII) Drilling Out Cable Stops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedub.Nate
    I recommend Dremel's 9903 cutting bit: (MkIII) Drilling Out Cable Stops...

    Awesome, thx for the reply Speedub!

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    Just used the same Dremel bit this afternoon - it worked well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman69
    FM are you using a dremel tool to do this? if so what type of bit? a conical sanding type bit? I wanna do this as well. thx Mike
    I used a power drill with 1/4" bit I think. A dremel would probably work better, if you have the right attachment.

    defintaly tape up for safety, I slipped 1-2x and would have dinged up my paint pretty good if not for the preventative measures.

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    Just a reminder that typical housing is 5mm diameter (or 4mm for some derailleur housings).

    A 1/4" drill bit is ~6.3mm. A 3/16" drill bit is ~4.8mm.

    On a full suspension bike you'll want to keep the drilled-out stops as tight as practical to prevent suspension compressions from "pushing through."
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