What do you call this bit (rubber boot on gear cable)

bruce1530

Veteran
Location
Ayrshire
Shimano 105, front derailleur, the gear cable comes through the frame vertically just behind the bottom bracket, and then the cable inner goes up to the deraiileur.

There’s a little rubber boot over the cable, to keep water and muck out. On mine, the rubber has started to perish.

What do you call that bit? I’ve searched on a couple of supplier websites, but can’t find it...
 

rrarider

Über Member
Location
Liverpool
A gaiter perhaps?
 

Smokin Joe

Legendary Member
Glad your sorted but which one was it?:okay:
Stephen
 
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bruce1530

bruce1530

Veteran
Location
Ayrshire
So, to finish off this story, I was out for a walk at lunchtime yesterday and happened to be passing a bike shop. I went in to see if they had one of these, and in the display stand was the prepacked one linked to above (halfords) - which had the rubber bit and the little metal pipe.

I said to the chap at the workshop bit that I was just looking for one of the rubber boots - he rummaged about in a drawer and handed over one. When I asked how much, he said “no charge”.

So kudos to the guys in Cycle Republic in Glasgow.
 
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