cannondale cable guide

cannondale cable guide 3d printed Spare parts Maker/DIY
cannondale cable guide 3d printed Spare parts Maker/DIY
cannondale cable guide 3d printed Spare parts Maker/DIY
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cannondale cable guide 3d printed Spare parts Maker/DIY
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These replace old plastic cable guides that are commonly missing on old Cannondales. By gluing the posts on the inside of the holes you don't run the risk of ripping the paint from the frame like you do if you just glue on old guides that are missing their posts. My suggestion is to turn the frame upside down and put a generous drop of glue inside each of the holes - then insert the cable guides and allow the glue to dry with the frame upside down so that the glue stays puddled around the cable guide's posts. If you have bits of plastic from the old cable guides rattling around the top tube like my friend did, drip a good puddle of glue into the top tube and shake it around until the bits get stuck in the glue.

Dimensions

IN: 0.425 w x 0.504 d x 0.866 h
CM: 1.08 w x 1.28 d x 2.2 h
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They work great. I made a video showing the process of installing them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0L-wu2CP74
June 6, 2014, 2:22 pm
@chaseschulte glad to hear they worked for ye!
June 16, 2013, 9:01 pm
Bought three of these because Cannondale no longer makes them (boo!) They fit great into my 87 SR500 without any modification except for gluing with an epoxy glue for extra strength. So happy someone posted these here, this is so much better than using zip ties or other 3rd party cable guides!
June 16, 2013, 7:20 pm
UPDATE: The black plastic cable guide is working so far. I had to take a small file to the pins and the inside of the guide where the cable housing goes through. The pins were too wide to get into the frame, and the holes for the cable were too narrow. It's on my bike now and working fine. The pins were filed down just enough so that I could force them into the frame. Since they don't snap in, it wobbles more than the original ones. It's working for now, though. Very cool! The guy who runs vintagecannondale.com has been working on producing cannondale cable guides. I'm not sure how far along he is, but that might be a second option in the future. For now, this is working.
May 24, 2013, 2:55 pm
Here's a picture of the stainless steel and plastic versions side by side.
March 5, 2013, 3:17 am
This is exciting technology and I am glad this has been attempted. Unfortunately, the tabs on these are slightly too thick and slightly to off-set to properly fit into the frame (at least on my 1990's T1000). Others have complained that the plastic cable guides are not strong enough and will snap. I got some of those too and they are pretty flimsy. Either way, I'm going to attempt to file down the stainless steel one and see how it works out. If it's good enough, I'm going to order a few more and do the same. Thanks
March 5, 2013, 3:16 am
 
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