How To: Thread Internal Cables (Video)

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Internal cabling on both road and mountain is beautiful to look at (the absense of) but a nightmare to work on. It is the storm brewing that has not quite hit consumers since many have not had the necessity to work on their own internal cables yet. It basically ratcheted up the difficulty level of bike cabling by about 100-400% in our estimation. The range is determined by the how well the frame manufacturers solved the installation problems. Also, if hydraulic cables are involved, that adds more frustration factor.

But here are two enlightening videos on this daunting task. The first is a novel way of feeding the cable through the frame using a cotton thread and a vacuum cleaner.

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This second video explains the general concepts and techniques for routing internal cables.

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Videos courtesy of Global Cycling Network.

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a lugged commuter, ultralight carbon road steed, singlespeed or trail bike. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. This obsessive personality has also turned him into a bit of an addict when it comes to high quality coffee and IPAs.


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