Jump to content
  • Announcements

    Welcome! New around here? Take a look at the New Members' Guide for some pointers.

    Not a member yet? Sign up here and you can soon be chatting away with friends old and new..

    Check out our Handy Information section if you're after something quickly!

New gear cables


Recommended Posts

Hi All

Anyone who's ever tried to route a new gear or throttle cable will know it can be a potential pain in the derrier to pull a new one through. As I had to replace both gear cables on Serenity, I cam up with an idea for a little threaded adaptor to screw the new cable to the old one, and so simply pull the new one through as I was withdrawing the old. My brother just happens to be an expert toolmake soon knocked up said widget and it worked a treat.

If only I had ordered the right length cables it would have been perfect! :oops:

post-264-136713797668_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi All

Anyone who's ever tried to route a new gear or throttle cable will know it can be a potential pain in the derrier to pull a new one through. As I had to replace both gear cables on Serenity, I cam up with an idea for a little threaded adaptor to screw the new cable to the old one, and so simply pull the new one through as I was withdrawing the old. My brother just happens to be an expert toolmake soon knocked up said widget and it worked a treat.

If only I had ordered the right length cables it would have been perfect! :oops:

Well at least you have the wrong sized one to pull the right sized one through with!

Looks like a handy little widgit (I wonder how many requests you will get to borrow it!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know, I know..... but I was only 250mm out! At least Brian Wards are taking them back and ordering me replacements, even though they were a special order for me!

Although you were 250mm short, it's often just as bad to be 250mm too long as well.

Teleflex cabling takes no prisoners, too short and it won't reach, too long and you have to introduce an uneccessary curve to lose the excess, and that can make the action stiffer...

I always run a "new" cable first with an offcut of 2.5mm T&E, in case the original one wasn't right either. (sorry, another Smug Git comment :) )

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • NBN Mobile App

  • Our Sponsors

    Norfolk Broads Network is run by volunteers - You can help us run it by making a donation

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.