Author Topic: Identifying Rohloff Gear Cables  (Read 818 times)


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Identifying Rohloff Gear Cables
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:19:04 PM »

Sorry if this has been covered somewhere before. I am rummaging through my box of bike parts. Do Rohloff gear cables have an 'R' stamped on the nipple? I assume they are Rohloff cables but would like to confirm before fitting them.

Thanks, Phil


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Re: Identifying Rohloff Gear Cables
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 11:10:00 PM »
When you refer to a "nipple" on a gear cable, I assume you mean the end fitting that goes into the shifter.  I do not think I have ever seen a R stamped onto the end of a gear cable.  I think the end fittings that came with my Rohloff were a hexagonal shape, but I am now using generic Shimano type road cables on my Rohoff bike.


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Re: Identifying Rohloff Gear Cables
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 09:29:35 PM »
Yes, my gear cables had hexagonal nipples, and the cable was 0.9mm. There were dire warnings bout using ordinary cables.  I see now though that SJS seem use shimano road cables which are 1.1mm. I have the original triangular shifter so maybe things have changed.