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    Cable grommets

    I've tried everywhere in the UK to find these cable grommets, and I'm now using this forum to attempt to locate some worldwide. Have a look at this link and let me know if you can direct me to who sells them.
    It seems the Quickstep mechanics know!

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/...ing-rig/115231


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    Hmmmm I was unaware they had stuff like that..

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    If anybody knows where to get some I would like to know too!

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    The QuickStep mechanics get them from Boonen's coke dealer. You have to be in the know.

    If you're looking for something to fit around the cable outer as shown in the link above, then I don't know where they get those specific ones, but you know, your sure to find a standard black rubber o-ring that will fit if you try your hardware store.

    As for the little donuts that go on the cable inner, by chance I found some with a tight enough hole (ahem) to not slip. I think Hudz make some in colours too that are a tighter fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy
    The QuickStep mechanics get them from Boonen's coke dealer. You have to be in the know.

    If you're looking for something to fit around the cable outer as shown in the link above, then I don't know where they get those specific ones, but you know, your sure to find a standard black rubber o-ring that will fit if you try your hardware store.

    As for the little donuts that go on the cable inner, by chance I found some with a tight enough hole (ahem) to not slip. I think Hudz make some in colours too that are a tighter fit.

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    I've done the rubber grommet/o-ring thing from the local big box hardware store... it works. jagwire makes tube tops, some are split so you don't have to recable
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    My shop sells them, along with the little "O" rings that go on the cable themselves.
    They are not round balls like that, but are a colored rubber cylinder about an inch long, that fits over the cable housing to protect the head tube.
    I would think that most shops would carry something like that.
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    I hate to say this, but while these may help somewhat they won't solve the problem, They'll get dirty and move around with the bike's bouncing and abrade the paint the same as the bare housing would, though maybe slower.

    The way to protect the frame is with a chafe strip like a piece of clear chainstay protector on the frame. It too will get chafed, but can be replaced as needed. Just be sure to use one with a light adhesive.
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    Me Too

    I also have my shop looking for some. I picked up some grommets from Home Depot. I think they are working well, but some are weathering (cracking) very quickly.

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    They're bicycles, not museum pieces, people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    I've done the rubber grommet/o-ring thing from the local big box hardware store... it works. jagwire makes tube tops, some are split so you don't have to recable
    +1 for Jagwire Tube Tops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pancho's Balls
    They're bicycles, not museum pieces, people.
    see my sig....

    however my bike is so pretty that I want to keep it like it is....
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