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Change old external ultegra brake cables to under the tape brakes

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Asked by: Angela Miller

How do I change my Ultegra shifter cable?

Quote from video: So what you want to do is pull the hood. Right back so so exposes a gray cover there you can just flick that cover off hope so and then turn it to the outside you'll see a slot there.

Are there different types of brake cables?

Brake cable standards – differences

Brake cables come in three standards, with the main difference being the size and shape of the end barrel: MTB – with a large barrel on one end. Road Shimano compatible – for Shimano and SRAM shifters.

How do you replace brake disc cables?

Quote from video: Place the outer cable to one side. Pull the next piece of outer cable away from the frame or frame boss pull it from the inner cable. And put to one side. Next.

How do you reattach a bike brake cable?

Quote from video: Use the wire cutters to make a clean cut check that there is a smooth hole at the incision for the cable to run in and out then attach a metal ferrule. Slide the cable into the hole.

How do you change the cable on a Shimano shifter?

Quote from video: So remove a little bit of the housing. So you can move it around and then use a knife or something skinny to pop the head out and then go ahead and pull the cable out all the way.

How do you replace shifter cable internal routing?

Quote from video: Just cut the end of the housing lengthwise. And then use pliers rip the wire out of the housing. Just like you're peeling a banana. The inner sheath is what you.

Are all Shimano gear cables compatible?

However, all Shimano road bike gear cables are compatible. You can use any Shimano road bike shifter/gear cable for any shifter.

Are Shimano and SRAM cables the same?

Shimano designed their housing to be used with their polymer-coated cables and SRAM has a similar system. Otherwise, I use 4 and 5 mm polished stainless steel cables, often in 3,300 mm length since most bikes have internal routing nowadays.

Are all brake cables the same?

While brake and gear inner cables are nominally similar, the housings are different – brake cables use conventional ‘helical’ housing which consists of a tightly-wrapped helix of steel wire lined on both inside and outside by a plastic coating.

How do you replace cable housing on a bike?

Quote from video: The housing from the bike by snipping the zip ties before proceeding to the next steps of removing your internally routed cable.

How do you change a front brake cable on a bike?

Turn the pinch bolt counterclockwise with the Allen key, loosen it, pinch the brake pads so they touch the wheel, then slide the cable through the retention clamp. Pull the cable tightly, replace the pinch bolt, and turn the bolt clockwise with the Allen key to tighten it.

How can I hide my bike cables?

Quote from video: One with a thin plastic sheath. And then second one using some thread firstly then the inner cable sheath now you can likely pick these up from your local bike shop.

How do you change a twist shift cable?

Quote from video: Once the shifter turns freely on the handlebar jiggle. And pull the grip apart until it separates into two parts sometimes it helps to very gently pry it open with a flat screwdriver.

How much does it cost to replace a shifter cable?

On average, it will cost approximately $300 to replace a gear shifter cable. The typical price range is between $200 to $600, though some car brands might be more expensive to repair. You can tighten and service a loose shifter cable for approximately $100.

When should shifter cables be replaced?

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How do you remove Ultegra shifters?

Quote from video: It up you know I've to unscrew it all the weight just loose enough to get the shifter loose you might need to loosen up a little bit more cause you're going to have a couple bends.

How do you change a shifter cable on a road bike?

How to replace road bike shifter cables

  1. Step 1: Prep the bike and cut the old cables. …
  2. Step 2: Strip the outer and eject the inner. …
  3. Step 3: Measure up and cut. …
  4. Fit the new inner cable. …
  5. Step 5: Slide the outer cabling into place. …
  6. Step 6: Attach to the derailleur and tension. …
  7. Step 7: Dial it all in.

How do you replace a front gear cable?

Quote from video: The first step is to remove your old cable. So to do that we need to loosen the allen key cinch bottle on the derailleur. And it's the same right of the front or the rear derailleur.

When did Ultegra 6700 come out?


In 2010, Shimano released the 6700 series, which evolved to be more racing oriented in terms of functions and design.

Why is ultegra better than 105?

Conclusion. There is no longer any real technological difference between 105 and Ultegra, and the only real difference is that Ultegra is a lighter groupset.

What’s the difference between Ultegra 6800 and R8000?

Shimano boasts that, “At its lightest set up (Di2 with mechanical braking) Ultegra R8000 weighs 4,071g, which is an 84.5g saving over Ultegra 6800.” Okay, but that 84.5g saving includes wheels and pedals, and many people will already have favourite wheels and pedals.