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    Paragon Drops with Der hangers

    If I were to build a SS frame with Paragon Drops with the incling I may need to run gears every once in a great while (probably a 1X8 setup), the frame would need cable stops... I was wondering if it would be reasonable to run hydralic cable stops (like the ones that are secure the housing with zip ties) rather than traditional stops.

    To use these stops I assume I would have to run full housing for the derailler cable which I assume would "slow down" the shifting a bit.

    Is this approach a mistake waiting to happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molasses

    Is this approach a mistake waiting to happen?
    Not at all. Before I went only singlespeed I would run full length housing just to keep the muck out of the cables. Any high end cable system, when properly installed shouldn't be a problem with full length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molasses
    .. the frame would need cable stops...
    You don't need cable stops, full length housing and zip ties will work. But the Hydro-housing holders (three "h"s!) will make it look nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molasses
    If I were to build a SS frame with Paragon Drops with the incling I may need to run gears every once in a great while (probably a 1X8 setup), the frame would need cable stops... I was wondering if it would be reasonable to run hydralic cable stops (like the ones that are secure the housing with zip ties) rather than traditional stops.

    To use these stops I assume I would have to run full housing for the derailler cable which I assume would "slow down" the shifting a bit.

    Is this approach a mistake waiting to happen?
    Hi

    I would say this is a very good idea, it's one that I have considered, as have people like Fo Shizzle and D-Rock (I think?).

    Full length housing is a good idea in wet and muddy conditions.

    With this option you have the best of both worlds a SS and a geard bike should you every decide to do the dirty again!

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    instead of welding cable stops, can I suggest these: Much cleaner when you want to run SS as you can just pull them off. Get some Double sided tape at the Depot and reuse them.

    http://www.jagwireusa.com/cablehousingguides.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490
    instead of welding cable stops, can I suggest these: Much cleaner when you want to run SS as you can just pull them off. Get some Double sided tape at the Depot and reuse them.

    http://www.jagwireusa.com/cablehousingguides.html
    Now that is a good idea, I'd definitely go with that option!

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    Thank you for the advice as well as the great links to the Jagwire site! I posted a thank you message yesterday but my computer lost the signal as I was posting. Thanks All!
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