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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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Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
Install the new shifter cable starting from the handle bar
Install the new shifter cable starting from the handle bar
The bolt holding the gear cable pulled out of the bracket at the gear hub
The bolt holding the gear cable pulled out of the bracket at the gear hub
Pull the damaged cable out, all the way
Pull the damaged cable out, all the way
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 Shimano Nexus 7-speed gear hub - the cable is fixed using a bolt, inside the red circle
The Shimano Nexus 7-speed gear hub - the cable is fixed using a bolt, inside the red circle

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