Internal cables on an Allez

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Charlie M, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Charlie M

    Charlie M New Member

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    I have a 2013 Allez, and this will be my bike for a while. I was wondering if anyone tried to run the cables internally through the frame. I have a few concerns like voiding the frame warranty and cable knocking actually being louder in the frame. Thoughts?

    I am not sure this has any other purpose other than I am bored and thinking about dumb stuff to do to it and I really like the clean look of internal cables.
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FWIW. Drilling holes in your Allez frame will definitely void your warranty ...

    Regardless, it isn't for me to suggest to someone else how their frame should look, BUT I would think that unless you (minimally) re-enforce the holes with grommets of some sort then you may be looking at buying a replacement frame at some future point in time ...

    • If you want to clean up the look of your Allez frame, then remove the derailleurs & rear brake & turn your bike into a Single Speed FIXIE ... AFTER you are satisfied that a single gear works for you, then carefully file off any of the cable stops ...
    • re-paint the frame as necessary.
     
  3. mpre53

    mpre53 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't do it, Charlie.
     
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