How To Cut Bike Cable Housing? The wisest way of ensuring the right length is by placing them into the cable stops. They should fit perfectly; no excess or not falling short. Then, rotate the handle on.
Cable housing is a type of covering or sheath that is used to protect the inner cables of a bicycle. It is often made from a durable plastic material and can be found in various sizes and colors. Cutting the cable housing is an important step when installing or replacing the cables on your bike. If the housing is too long, it can be easily trimmed to the right length with a few simple steps. Here’s how to cut bike cable housing.
Step One: Gather the Necessary Tools
Before you start, make sure you have the necessary tools. You will need a sharp pair of scissors, cable cutters, and a file. If you don’t have cable cutters, a pair of pliers can also be used. Additionally, you may need a clamp to hold the cable housing in place while you’re cutting. Gather all of the tools you need before you start to make the process easier.
Step Two: Measure the Cable Housing
Once you have all of the necessary tools, you’ll need to measure the cable housing. Measure the length of the cable housing that you need and mark it with a pen or marker. Make sure the mark is visible and easy to find. This will help you determine where to make the cut.
Step Three: Cut the Cable Housing
Now that you have measured the cable housing, you can begin to cut it. Use the cable cutters or pliers to make the cut. Make sure the cut is clean and even. If you’re using a pair of scissors, make sure the blades are sharp and that you’re cutting in a straight line. If the cut is not even, use a file to smooth out any rough edges.
Step Four: Install the Cable Housing
Once the cable housing is cut to the right length, it’s time to install it. Start by attaching one end to the frame of the bike. Secure the housing in place with a clamp and then attach the other end. Use a pair of pliers to crimp the ends together and make sure they’re firmly in place.
That’s it! You’ve now successfully cut the bike cable housing and installed it. As you can see, it’s a relatively simple process that can be done with a few simple tools. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to cut bike cable housing with ease.
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