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JohnHenry said:
I bought some new cables and want to put them on my girlfriend's bike.
Can someone point me to a step by step video or instructional including pics?
What tools will I need?
I, also, don't understand what it means to stretch the cables.

if you have any other tips to help out, too, please.
Here is a good source of info:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cables.html

Pay attention to the finishing of housing ends. There is a pic.

Cables don't stretch, but if you do not finish the housing ends properly, then the housing may "settle in" a little the first few times you ride giving what you perceive as cable stretch.
 
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