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I am re-cabling my 2002, 02 after 3+ years and I have questions on the best way to route the cables....now that the Turner site has cable routing pictures.

The 2002, 02 routes the cables on the bottom side of the top tube. If I compare the Turner site pictures, the center run is for the rear brake, the drive side is for the Front Derailer, and the non-drive side is for the Rear Derailer. Is this correct for the bottom of the Top Tube routing on the O2?

As I re-cable my 02, I would like advice/opinions on the cross over I have to make at the rear between the rear brake and rear derailer cables.

Below are pictures. Right (Drive) or Left (non-drive)? If I go on the Right (Drive) side, the underside cross-over seems to harsh. If I go on the Left (non-drive), I just looks weird.
 

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If you are a right handed rear braker, then run the cable from lever around left side of head tube and into the outer left slot all the way back. Done.

Now put the rear deraileur housing from the shifter around the left side of HT and down the front middle and out the far right side slot in the back for a nice exit to the rear stay.

For the front mech there is only one option left, around the rt side of HT to the outer right slot and back to the center slot in the rear stop. Adjust the housing down to the stop on the back of the ST so it is nice and direct, no extra slop with that bright blue eveyone is going to see your work.

The touching of the wires will not effect either of them, just don't do any extra wraps.

If any of this bugs you, then do your criss crossin behind the HT. That year 02 should have plenty of room just for that. get all the lines right up front whether you are a right or left braker etc and then have the rear stop all clean as I mentioned above. A great deal of action is there and running the rear brake and mech wire outside and clean is good.

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Hmmmm....I would have never thought to allow a cross of the actual wires. When I first built the bike, I did the 'hard' cross at the Head tube. I might try this 'wire cross' method. See how it does for another 3 years.

I get your point on the rear brake run...lots of action, so keep it as clean/straight as possible.

Thank you very much.
 

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Same here

I also ride a 2002 O2 with rear v-brake. I came to the same routing DT recommends (cross the two rh cables under the TT) by logical progression and it works pretty well. I switched to the longer XR rockers and it seems it takes the rear derailleur housing a few rides to "bed in" after removing or replacing them, which results in some ghost shifting. After a few rides it all seems to settle in and stay stable.
 
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