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I'm building up my sparkly new AS-R alloy frame and was wondering if anyone here uses sealed shift cables and what kind ya got??? I doubt they work for the front derailleur because the cable routes thru a slider under the BB. Then again I've never installed sealed cables before so maybe there's no problem running them over the slider or cutting the liner short or something...

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I'm building up my sparkly new AS-R alloy frame and was wondering if anyone here uses sealed shift cables and what kind ya got??? I doubt they work for the front derailleur because the cable routes thru a slider under the BB. Then again I've never installed sealed cables before so maybe there's no problem running them over the slider or cutting the liner short or something...

thanks!
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Let me know if you find a good solution to that - the only problem I've had with my ASR is if that slider gets muddy and then the mud dries, it has clogged to the point that the cable won't slide and the front shifting locks up. Easy to fix, but a drawback to that design!
 

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the weight of extra 2 feet of cable housing will cause me to loose races so that's totally out of the picture! Seriously tho... the problem is the plastic cable guide under the bottom bracket that I don't think will fit any sort of cable housing or sheething. The front shifter cable housing stop is up near the headtube, the bare cable follows the downtube and guided around the bottom bracket tube by the plastic bushing then back up to the derailleur...

Anyone use a sheathing thru the bottom cable guide?

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You can get some cable protector (same stuff you use to protect the top tube from exposed cables) at the LBS (or you can also use water tubing from Home Depot) and run it on the FD cable beneath the BB... Back in the day, we used to coat the exposed cables running beneath the bb shell with a thin layer of grease to prevent icing...
 
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