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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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If things work out well, the inner cable will come out of the outer cable at the rear hub
If things work out well, the inner cable will come out of the outer cable at the rear hub
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 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 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
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

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