If your complaint is that the cable casing bulges under the bar tape, then you can run the casings more toward the bottom of the bar so that the bulge is less visible. Can we assume that your bars don't have cable grooves in them? That would be the long term fix. Thicker bar tape will also lessen the visual effect of the casing bulge. Or you could just go with the "form follows function" concept and stop worrying about it. I doubt if anyone else is worried about how your bars look.Tarmacjack said:Is there a way to tuck my brake cables into my bar tape or tuck them down so they aren't protruding so far out? I was looking at my front end and aesthetically I feel there is a lot going on and I would like to clean it up a bit. Purely for looks.
He said he has 105, I don't think the 5600 stuff routes the same way as the 6700/7900. Depending when his 2010 Tarmac was made it probably did not come with 5700 since it was not released until spring of this year.cxwrench said:you must have the older shimano shifters. the newer stuff (7900/6700) has the shifter housing under the bar tape a la campy and sram. no way to do that w/ yours.
this is why i was wondering...in the original post you said brake cables, but obviously you're really talking about shifter cables/housing. for '11 shimano changed 105, it's now like D/A and ultegra w/ both under the tape.