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How to replace a mechanical shift cable

Fixing the cargo bike after hunting for bears

Nov. 22, 2020 -

Last week my son and I where looking for bears in the local park... a child's fantasy is priceless! Unfortunately, during some off road riding with our cargo bike, one of the cables got tangled up with a sturdy branch! Our wounded carbo bike was in need for a repair!

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Make sure you include + install all the end caps as they prevent moisture and dirt from entering the outer cable(s)
Make sure you include + install all the end caps as they prevent moisture and dirt from entering the outer cable(s)
The shifter cable underneath the cargo bike was pulled apart by a branch...
The shifter cable underneath the cargo bike was pulled apart by a branch...
New shift cable installed and ready for new adventures!
New shift cable installed and ready for new adventures!
Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
My small colleague inspecting the damage to the cargo bike
My small colleague inspecting the damage to the cargo bike
Cargo bikes and tandems require longer cables! If your local bike shop doesn't sell them, you can find them on Amazon
Cargo bikes and tandems require longer cables! If your local bike shop doesn't sell them, you can find them on Amazon

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