XTR rear derailler cable routing question

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Me, May 23, 2003.

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    Hi, I have one of those xtr rear deraillers that had one of those 3rd pulley things attached to
    where the cable adjustment barrel usually goes.

    My question:

    How long of a cable casing do I need from the rear stop on the rear stay of the bike and into the
    cable pulley... if you follow me.

    Should I run a long loopy one so that the cable barely is bent around that cable pulley or should
    the cable housing run short and at a 90 degree angle so that the cable runs around the pulley?

    Just thought I would ask as a friend says I'm running my housing about 2 inches too long...

    Thought I remembered shimano saying to still run a long cable and not to expect the pulley to be
    capable of smoothly bending the cable 90 degrees...

    which is the prefered method?


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