New Cable-Routing

Same preceder every year… new cable-routing. This come along by bad braking and shifting quality, like a rasp in the leaver.  All caused by corrosion due the loss of  the cable sheathing combined with environmental influences – just normal. So here we go =)

These tools are needed:

  • Bike Stand
  • CN-10
  • torque wrench
  • 5mm Allen key
  • 6mm Allen key
  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • Scissor
  • Rope
  • Tape
  • Synthetic Oil
  • Brush

Official Service Manuals:

Service/Spare Part:

  • Shimano Dura Ace Brake Cable Set BC-9000
    • Part-No: Y8YZ98010
  • Shimano Dura Ace Shift Cable Set OT-SP41 
    • Part-No:  63Z98910

No warranty in ANY case of damage!

The cabling comes from shimano (Dura Ace Cable Set: Brake and Shifting). The new bar tapes are Lizzard Skins DSP. I will run a “German-Style” inspired by the Lightweight Urgestallt.

As said in the beginning the cable sheathing is gone. Here are a few pictures on the “open” lines.

So the first step is to mount the bike inside the stand and unwrap the handlebar and tapes.

First of all are the brakes. Here is a picture of a new cable set

First is the read brake. This one is semi-integrated on my bike. So step one is to dis-mount the rear brake clamp and undo the housing. After that I guide a rope through the frame as a guide for the new one.

After a successful implementation the rear brake is set again to 6NM of torque. The cable is secured by an end cap.

Same on the front. New housing and cable, 6NM + end cap.

As the brake system is finished now for the shifting. First is disassembly of the lines and housings. Then a cleanup and oil for the adjustment screws.

I do always the front derailleur first. So new cable and housing a torque of 6NM plus an end cap. Final adjustment comes in the end.

On the read derailleur same procedure, through the cable guide on the bottem, 6NM, end cap.

After that I adjust both derailleurs. The Shifting is MUCH better than before.

Now straight to the end. Just a little tape for the housings and then the new Lizzard Skins. Perfect.

To verify the whole setup, hit the road!