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I recently picked up a hardtail that routes the derailleur cables and brake lines on the underside of the top tube. I'm concerned about putting this bike on a typical hitch rack or wall stand because the bike's weight will be resting directly on the housings. Am I right to be concerned or am I being worried for nothing?

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Speedub.Nate said:
If anything, be worried about the paint on your bike. Put some clear vinyl tape on the frame where the cables make contact.

The bike isn't heavy enough to damage cable, crimp a hydro brake line or flatten housing.
2nd that. My bikes are stored sitting on the cables, so it will be fine :thumbsup:
 

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If you don't want to put tape on the frame, consider vinyl coating the bare wires. Next time you replace the wires, slip plastic spaghetti (vinyl tubing) over the wire, cutting is slightly shorter than the gap so it can move with the wire not touching either end.

Spaghetti is available wherever electronic stuff is sold, and comes either as slip on or heat shrink, in a variety of colors. It works far better than the donuts folks are using.
 
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