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    Ritchey Bottom Bracket Fix

    I donít like the fact that my derailleur and brake cables are digging into my bottom bracket by going through those cable noodles. Eventually, I am going to wear through the bottom bracket considering how much I ride. Is there a fix for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibike4fun
    I donít like the fact that my derailleur and brake cables are digging into my bottom bracket by going through those cable noodles. Eventually, I am going to wear through the bottom bracket considering how much I ride. Is there a fix for this?

    I reckon in the year 3176 your BB shell will be toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I reckon in the year 3176 your BB shell will be toast.
    It will take me that long to get where I need to go and then I will not be able to return because my bottom bracket will be toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I reckon in the year 3176 your BB shell will be toast.
    Maybe a coupla years sooner...hehehe. Keep those little guides clean and oiled/greased and you'll be OK. OR...you can strip the vinyl coating from a length (per) of brake cable housing. Thread it through during a cable change and keep it in place with some Loctite 430. I have done stuff like this on a coupla builds with great results...you can also add some heat shrink to the outer portion to keep the gunk out.

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    Even if it does wear though...shouldn't hurt anything I don't think.

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    Good job! I would worry more about frayed cables.

    But hey, keep those cables lubed and you should be fine. I have the same set up on one of my bikes.

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    Convert it to fixed gear. No need for any of those cables.


    If there is room, use 1-2" pieces of housing liner at the BB.
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