Shimano 105 STI not pulling front derailleur cable

miklos

Über Member
Hi

I'm in the process of replacing my gear and brake cables, frst time I've done this. I have fitted The front derailleur cable but have not attached to the front mech.

I thought I'd check that when changed gear, it actually pulled the cable, it didn't. Is that normal ?

They are ST5800 shifters

Thanks
 

chriscross1966

Über Member
Location
Swindon
Did you put some tension on the cable when you shifted?
 

chriscross1966

Über Member
Location
Swindon
Hmm... fraid thats about my limit with Shimano... I'd suspect the nipple had popped out of its locator off the top of my head, dunno if that is possible on STI, it isnt on Campy Ergos as far as i can tell.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
For a starters, the 'end cap' shouldn't ever sit on the casing. I'd get genuine shimano cables - the end cap is possibly too big. 'Lifeline' are a cheap make.
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
PS Are you sure you've fitted it in the right 'hole'
 

YukonBoy

The Monch
Location
Inside my skull
Yep, held it tight, did not feel any pull.
Yes, think so
Pretty sure it should be in the more square hole below. You need to take the cable out. Click the shifter till it in the bottom gear. A slot in the ratchet mechanism should appear in the square window. Push through there. You should see cable pop out slot in other side. Take end and push it upwards in a curve and it should exit the shifter where the cable slots in. Pull cable that end and the nipple should sit nicely in ratchet slot.
 
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miklos

Über Member
Pretty sure it should be in the more square hole below. You need to take the cable out. Click the shifter till it in the bottom gear. A slot in the ratchet mechanism should appear in the square window. Push through there. You should see cable pop out slot in other side. Take end and push it upwards in a curve and it should exit the shifter where the cable slots in. Pull cable that end and the nipple should sit nicely in ratchet slot.
 

robjh

Legendary Member
So what happens at the nipple end in the brake lever mechanism as you change gear using the gear lever? Do you see it move, ie. carried up and down as the barrel rotates? If it's moving correctly at this end, then it's hard to see why you would detect no cable movement at the far end of the cable housing.
 
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