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    Changing Cable Questions

    I bought my first ever road bike in late April. I've never changes cables on a road bike and never an cables from a drop bar setup. First question is does anyone have a good link to a youtube video or any other instructional video showing the process?

    Second question is what cables system to use?

    I have an Ultegra 6800 disc groupset on a Trek Domane.

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    There are a bunch of good videos on YouTube...I'm not going to watch them all so I can recommend the best. Try this:

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    That video, despite the Brit terminology, does a great job of explaining how to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    That video, despite the Brit terminology, does a great job of explaining how to.
    If I never asked and merely googled this I might not have found this video or stopped to view it and I wouldn't have know it does a great job of explaining it. First time peeling back the hoods I'd rather here from some guys here where to go than just google and see what I get.

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    A few specific questions:

    1) Do you have internal (inside the frame) or external cable routing?

    2) Are your cables routed under the handlebar tape, or do they come straight out toward the center in front of you?


    Also, when choosing cables, make sure you get good quality stainless steel, not the cheaper galvanized cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    A few specific questions:

    1) Do you have internal (inside the frame) or external cable routing?

    2) Are your cables routed under the handlebar tape, or do they come straight out toward the center in front of you?

    Also, when choosing cables, make sure you get good quality stainless steel, not the cheaper galvanized cables.
    #1 is a reasonable question. If the Domaine routes cables inside the frame, make sure to slide some thin cable sheathing inside the frame prior to drawing out the old cable.

    #2...come on, Lombard...it's 6800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast ferd View Post
    #1 is a reasonable question. If the Domaine routes cables inside the frame, make sure to slide some thin cable sheathing inside the frame prior to drawing out the old cable.

    #2...come on, Lombard...it's 6800.
    #1 DOMANE...not Domaine. While it does make routing the cables a little easier it'd definitely not necessary to run the liner over the old cable before removing it. I've built a **** ton of Domane's and most of the time now I never run the liner...many times the cables just pop out of the bottom bracket hole after a couple of tries.

    #2 True enough, I can't remember the last time I even saw a non-stainless cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast ferd View Post
    #2...come on, Lombard...it's 6800.
    Somehow I missed the 6800 in the OP. Brain fart. It was a Monday.

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    #1 DOMANE...not Domaine. While it does make routing the cables a little easier it'd definitely not necessary to run the liner over the old cable before removing it. I've built a **** ton of Domane's and most of the time now I never run the liner...many times the cables just pop out of the bottom bracket hole after a couple of tries.
    Interesting. So you never had cables cross when running them through the frame? This does happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    #2 True enough, I can't remember the last time I even saw a non-stainless cable.
    Probably not with Ultegra bikes, but they do still exist on lower end bikes. I've seen them.
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