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Is there a slicker way to rout the cables than the way they come stock?
Should the under-the-BB loop be bothering me?


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If you leave them down there you could atleast shorten then up a bit, those look really long, but it might get tight when the suspension compresses, i dont know. Uh....also, look into the rockguard from Somefeargear, it protects that whole area and just bolts onto the stock braze ons on the downtube. Darknut sells them.
 

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i think ive seen a bighit with the cables mounted on the upper linkage. like along the link plate. im not sure though.
 

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my big hit

I have an 04 big hit comp and the cables are much shorter so they aren't lower than my bash guard. You should fix that so u don't get ur cables hit and maybe broken.
 

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so i'm not obsessive-compulsive

yeah, I should shorten them a bit, as when the susp. is compressed, they don't stretch out all that much.

that rock guard is a good idea - i'm going to go the cheaper route and make one, it's easy enough. i have some 3/32" 6061 scraps that will suffice.

thanks

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you can kinda tell how i have my shifter cable routed in this picture.

but i still have my brake cable under the bottom bracket but its pretty tight under there. only hangs down like an inch. but im thinking of changing it around to how i have my brake cable. then i can have alot more slack up front cause it doesn need nearly as much cable to reach the back when you go on the linkage plates.
 

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duuuuuuude..

those cables are a mess... shorten them up so that they sit flat on the bottom bracket.
Did it come assembled by a bike shop like that? Its pretty sloppy work if it did.... your lucky they havent caught on a log or something and ripped out....
 

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biblebasher said:
Is there a slicker way to rout the cables than the way they come stock?
Should the under-the-BB loop be bothering me?

thanks.
You can route the brake hose over the bb spindle and in direct line, the distance between the two fixing point decrease during travel. You can also shorten the FD cable a lot since there is no movement. I'll take a couple of shots later to show you my RD routing setup.
 

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yeah, that's more like it

dhracer1067 said:
you can kinda tell how i have my shifter cable routed in this picture.

but i still have my brake cable under the bottom bracket but its pretty tight under there. only hangs down like an inch. but im thinking of changing it around to how i have my brake cable. then i can have alot more slack up front cause it doesn need nearly as much cable to reach the back when you go on the linkage plates.
that's a really good solution, thanks for that one.
 

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brooooooo...

jungleuk said:
those cables are a mess... shorten them up so that they sit flat on the bottom bracket.
Did it come assembled by a bike shop like that? Its pretty sloppy work if it did.... your lucky they havent caught on a log or something and ripped out....
yeah, it did come that way - but from what i remember from working in shops, the cable routing and drivetrain stuff comes already routed out of the box...that was 10 years ago, so things are different, i'm sure..........the shop is real good and know what's up...

also, it's something i would've changed right away, but being as there's all this movement involved, i wanted to find out what wasn't going to snap hoses and give me ghost shifting and stuff..........i'll tackle it over the weekend, and post the results at some point.

thanks for the heads up.

luckly, i haven't had a whole lot of time to ride the thing since i got it, but i'm about to go full-time on it so i wanted to get this cleared up........

bill
 

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that's huge.

cantin03 said:
You can route the brake hose over the bb spindle and in direct line, the distance between the two fixing point decrease during travel. You can also shorten the FD cable a lot since there is no movement. I'll take a couple of shots later to show you my RD routing setup.
i get it, but if you get the chance, shoot me an email or just post it here if you want....whatever works for you.

totally huge, thanks.

bill
 

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i get it, but if you get the chance, shoot me an email or just post it here if you want....whatever works for you.

totally huge, thanks.

bill
I forgot, my brother borrowed my camera, i'll take the pictures next monday :confused: . My RD cable routing is a bit tricky just to avoid the cable to stuck between the chainstay and the mrp boomrang. Since you don't have one, the thing you can do to get the proper cable length is to remove the spring from your shock, put the shock back into the "more travel, lower BB height" position (or your regular setup if you think you'll never change) and do the adjustment i.e. minimal length of housing between the two fixing points. measure it and remember it for next time. That's all... :cool:
 

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This is mine

I had the same kind'a problem with mine, and I just got a piece of PVC and made me that cable guard. It was cheap and easy to make, a couple stickers and that's it; looks cool and protects a lot.
I chose the PVC vecause it is light weight and I had it allready :D, just used a torch to soften it and bend it at the end, then a couple of tiewraps holds all the cables together.

BIG HITs RULE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:
 

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If I am not mistaken they are Shinburgers......
 

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If I am not mistaken they are Shinburgers......
Yup yup, brooklyn machine works shinbugers. They cost like $100, but I hear they run pretty well. I think biblebasher doesn't even bother to run shin guards with those things... I think he has a death wish :p
 

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I see a new Marz box in the background....

Vikingo 3 said:
I had the same kind'a problem with mine, and I just got a piece of PVC and made me that cable guard. It was cheap and easy to make, a couple stickers and that's it; looks cool and protects a lot.
I chose the PVC vecause it is light weight and I had it allready :D, just used a torch to soften it and bend it at the end, then a couple of tiewraps holds all the cables together.

BIG HITs RULE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:
What did you get, if you don't mind me asking? Can you post a "full pic' of you BH? Thanks!
 

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What did you get, if you don't mind me asking? Can you post a "full pic' of you BH? Thanks!
That's the box from my Super T with new extra hard springs and 10 G oil, I'll post the picture in a little while :cool:
 
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