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    Use new cable housing with new Dropper Post

    Hi all,

    I'm about to install a OneUp V2 dropper post to replace my (crappy and tired) RaceFace Aefect dropper. New dropper/remote came with a new inner cable and a new outer cable housing. I know I should use the new inner cable, but what about the cable housing? Is it a wear item?

    I'm leaning toward not replacing it, that way I don't have to cut my new one to length and reroute it through my frame ('19 Santa Cruz Chameleon Aluminum).

    Any input would be appreciated!!

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    Picture of the tricky cable routing for the AL Chamelon, for reference.
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    I'll try and answer... I'd say you have nothing to lose by trying to first re-use the old housing. I've done so a few times with derailleur housings with new cables and had success. If you don't get the performance you're looking for than go back and install the new housing instead?

    Beautiful bicycle and looks well maintained. With your maintenance and being internal routing I bet the outer cable housing isn't worn out just yet.

    Keep us updated and best regards,
    Jason
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    housing wears out more than the inner wire. I'd rather replace a segment of housing and reuse the wire if I had to choose one or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plusti View Post
    Beautiful bicycle and looks well maintained.
    Unfortunately that wasn't my bike! Just a picture I took off the internet as to describe the awkward bend the dropper post housing does on this frame! I appreciate the compliments though.

    I ended up keeping the existing housing. I still have the brand new cable housing it came with if I need to use it in the future. I still have no idea how I would route it without one of those fancy magnet tools! Imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/YrtfpwT

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    You can use this to join the housings and use the existing housing to pull the new one through the frame.
    https://www.sram.com/en/service/models/tl-rvbt-bc-a1
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    Quote Originally Posted by slomtbr View Post
    You can use this to join the housings and use the existing housing to pull the new one through the frame.
    https://www.sram.com/en/service/models/tl-rvbt-bc-a1
    Oh wow. That's a great idea, I'll have to get one of those for the future. Thanks!!

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