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I've never seen cable guide/mounts like this:



How does the cable attach to the frame? zip ties? some type of clips?
 

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Don't care for the zip ties. They rip your skin even if you use a dremel to smooth them down. And you you have to cut them off. C-clips you can re-use. C-clips work better.
 

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hado_pv said:
Except they tend to fall off when you put your bike in a stand if you happen to hit them wrong
Can't say I've had that trouble. At least they don't remove skin when it happens.:thumbsup: Mine have pretty much stayed put. I don't think I've ever lost one either. Yet.
 

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Thanks, I'll probably go with the c-clips.

Although I'm tempted to use ties out of principle since I'm annoyed that I'm using Jagwire cables and they were too cheapass to throw 3 clips in the brake cable component bag. Because of that I'm looking at like 6 bucks plus shipping and wait time.

Thanks again for the replies.....very helpful!
 

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C clips are a pain in the ass. If you make a sharp turn and your housing pulls because of the handlebar moving alot, they will pop off. Just get zip ties. If they scratch your leg, then move the zip tie clamp part away from your leg...
 

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But if you want to do the C clips, go to your LBS and if they arent a bunch of jerks, they will be glad to give you a couple. Any LBS will have a bunch of little parts like that. They probably won't charge you (my LBS doesn't for things like that).
 

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If you go with zip ties, replace them as soon as they begin to loosen up and move around. Just as soon as they do, sure enough they'll take a chunk out of you.
 

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I have cut myself on a lot worse than a small zip tie in my life. I too have had the C clips come loose on me. I have never seen a zip tie break or fall off in all of my field use of them at work. Never have cut myself on one either.
 

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tussery said:
I have cut myself on a lot worse than a small zip tie in my life. I too have had the C clips come loose on me. I have never seen a zip tie break or fall off in all of my field use of them at work. Never have cut myself on one either.
:rolleyes: Not sure how a you can "cut yourself" worse on smooth and rounded c-clip than a cut off zip tie?
 

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If you're incompetent enough to get cut by a ziptie, then just use string. Those C-clips DO come off, I've lost the one on the seatstay of my Kona probably 5 times.
 

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az1jeff said:
In other words you are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Funny you are doing something that you risk giving yourself a concussion, broken bones, or sever lacerations and you are worried about a zip tie scratching you.
 
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