Internal Cable Routing

Having spent an hour watching YouTube videos…

…I’ve got some twine and magnets and I’m giving it a go.

Wish me luck!!!


if its your PlanetX, you’ll need a LOT of luck!.. certainly if my experience is anything to go by!

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Like an overpriced plumbing tool that you need once in a blue moon but invaluable when you do. I shelled out for this…

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I watched that one!

Problem 1) Rounded Allen head bolt on front mech

Over sized Torx key?

FUCKING BASTARD :see_no_evil::face_with_hand_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Clamp diameter of Aerocoach extensions is different to my Deda’s.

FFS :face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Ordered some 24mm to 22mm shims.

Managed to route the cables.

Just need a new front mech (bolt) now.




It was that chainstay route that caused me hell on my PX… the outer (2mm ish) tube was damaged slightly, but it was an interference fit and I couldn’t get it out… so routing the inner cable was a nightmare… took me 3 or 4 hours to do that one part!

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Twine and pull it through on that
Any resistance met, pull it back and start again

Patience my friend.

The front mech however :sob::sob::sob:

twine, or anything else wouldn’t go through due to the damaged tube… hence the slow progress and swearing! :joy:

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Problem I now have is that I cannot remove the pinch bolt. (I cut the old wire off)

I’ve hacksawed it to get a flat head screw driver in.
Nope. No luck.

Option could be to install it, stuck in a longer limit screw and just whack it in 55T (sole option for tomorrow’s 10TT)

Then just order a new FD-5700 from eBay for a tenner :man_shrugging:t4:


Managed to screw through the old bolt and remove it.

I used on the M5 bolts I bought at the weekend to replace it with.

Thanks to @Wheezy for the tip on using a bolt and hacksaw to get a nice clean cut.

Fits perfectly.

All set up and indexed before work and after swimming.

Just gotta wait for the wind and rain to stop for tonight now.

54/42 25-11 Cheshire ratio.