Changing your gear cables could possibly be the best thing you could do to improve the quality of your gear shifting. Simon explains how to do it the right way.
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Smooth shifting gears make bike riding a pure pleasure. There is nothing worse than a slow shift or missed gear change at that crucial moment. Ex-Professional cyclist Simon Richardson explains how to change your gear cables on a Shimano equipped bike so you get silky smooth gear shifting.
It is important that the outer-cables are the correct length. If they are too short the will have increased friction as they will bind when turning your handlebars. Too Long and they won't just look untidy, they will also have increased friction as they are inside the housing for longer than required.
After cutting the outer-cables to length we cannot reiterate the importance of making sure that the ends of the outer-cable are as circular and flat as possible, remembering to ensure that the liner is not squashed. This allows the inner-cable to enter and exit the outer-cable as smoothly as possible.
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