some gear cable holder thing has snapped off my frame..

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  1. Gazmondo

    Gazmondo New Member

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    Hi, broke my bike again, this time went into a lampost sideways and those little things on my frame that hold my cables in place, well, one of those has snapped off, the rest are fine, just the one for my front gears, it's on the bottom of the frame. Is this easily fixable and if so how much would I be looking to pay to get it fixed?
     
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  2. xxamr_corpxx

    xxamr_corpxx New Member

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    Too much to be worthwhile. Use duct tape to hold it in place.
     
  3. Gazmondo

    Gazmondo New Member

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    Would I be able to solder it back on?
     
  4. gclark8

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    Couple of questions,

    Is this one of the metal cable stops, where the outer cable casing stops and the inner keeps going?

    If so, is the bike aliminium or steel?

    If steel, it may be brazed back on and the bike painted. :)

    If aliminium, check with the LBS, it may be a heat treted frame and require special treatment or replacement. :eek:

    However, all is not lost, some LBS (Harris Cyclery) sell clamp on cable stops for down tubes with no brazed on fittings.
     
  5. Gazmondo

    Gazmondo New Member

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    It is the part where the outer casing stops and the inner keeps going, and what is LBS?

    The frame is aluminium, specification can be found here
     
  6. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    LBS= Local Bike Shop

    Thanks for the link, the frame is 7005 T6 Aliminium. I sugggest you take it back to where you bought it and get advice. If it were mine I would claim the frame on insurance.

    Road bike down tube fittings will not work with a dual suspension frame. :(
     
  7. Gazmondo

    Gazmondo New Member

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    Umm, now here's the bad news, it was an eBay purchase :D :(:(
     
  8. Insight Driver

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    Do you still have the cable stop? If so, clean it, and the frame, thoroughly with alcohol. Use a strong epoxy to bond it. Wrap with electrical tape to hold it in place. (it goes without saying that you should removed the cable temporarily)
    This may hold it well enough, it may not. You bought it cheap on Ebay, broke it, and now all you can do is try to fix it yourself.
     
  9. Gazmondo

    Gazmondo New Member

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    I've got a mate who's dad can weld so I can get him to have a crack on it. if that fails would I be able to buy the exact same frame I'm using now?
     
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