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Repair a 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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Don't forget to put an end cap on the cable to prevent it from unraveling
Don't forget to put an end cap on the cable to prevent it from unraveling
The endpoint has a fixed piece of metal on it - pulling it out can therefore only be done in one direction
The endpoint has a fixed piece of metal on it - pulling it out can therefore only be done in one direction
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
Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
Loosening the bolt is easily done using two pliers
New inner and outer shifter cable
New inner and outer shifter cable
Pull the damaged cable out, all the way
Pull the damaged cable out, all the way

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