Tag Archives: Cable

Open To All – Preparing Cable Housing

So by now, if you’ve been following our Open to All blog series, you will have a good idea of what types of cabling can be used on a bicycle, and how to best measure their length depending on where they are going. Still to do though, is to ensure that the cable housing that the cables travel through is adequately prepared. Best practice demands that you prepare the housing because when you cut it, the housing will be crushed Read More...

Open To All – The four step process to replacing bicycle cables

Here at Cycle Systems we teach our students to fit both bike brake and gear cables in a simple four step process. Knowing which step you are at can really help, and of course there are pitfalls along each one that we shall enlighten you about over the coming weeks. To replace a cable on your bicycle you must make sure that you: Measure the correct cable housing length before fitting Prepare the cable housing in the correct way Fit the cable properly into the Read More...

Open To All – Understanding Cable Types

Today we kick off our “Open to All” tutorial blog series. This is aimed at the very beginner and reticent bicycle maintenance enthusiast. We’ll cover everything you need to know in this series, from braking and transmission systems, to how to get yourself back on the road when minor faults occur. Based on our passion that anyone can be a bike mechanic, this six month series will give you an in depth look at the basics. “Open to All” will leave Read More...

Cable Housing Prep – 5 easy steps

November sees Cycle Systems run an introduction to mountain bike maintenance here at its Seale Hayne campus. The next how to blog series will focus on a few common MTB issues therefore, and how to fix them. This week, we show you how to prepare your cables perfectly – essential to keep your bicycle changing gears smoothly when you need them too. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter so we can keep you informed about top tech tips Read More...