Author Topic: Rohloff gear cable length tip/idea  (Read 1494 times)

in4

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Rohloff gear cable length tip/idea
« on: April 23, 2021, 02:32:30 AM »
Very simple tip to share: When needing to measure the gear change cable length before cutting use a bamboo straw. I had a 💡 moment, in the fruit market today.  Cut to 200mm I recall.
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Re: Rohloff gear cable length tip/idea
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 04:50:33 AM »
Nice one, Ian. :) Should work as well as one made of brass or other material. Opens up some ideas for locally available replacements while touring.
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Dan.

Andre Jute

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Re: Rohloff gear cable length tip/idea
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 08:51:28 AM »
And recycleable.

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Re: Rohloff gear cable length tip/idea
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 11:00:26 PM »
I had the same idea using some cheese straws. Your tool bag will almost certainly be lighter by the end of a tour than when you start.

Seriously though, I made my own using one of those plastic balloon sticks from a McDonald's balloon one of my kids brought home. Better than ending up on a landfill by reusing it. Not going to win me s green accolade like your idea deserves.


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in4

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Re: Rohloff gear cable length tip/idea
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2021, 11:47:48 AM »
How weird is this: I just went to measure and cut them but they already measure 200mm. My stars must be in alignment today.