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Anonymous asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

This piece of plastic came with brake cables and shift cables repair kit, does anyone know what it is for?


whole thing is plastic except for the metal tip on one end. 

Update 2:

No instruction. This came with a Shimano brand brake cables for road bikes. 

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3 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A photo of the whole thing with a ruler to show scale might help. I would put it in my pocket and show it to a bike mechanic the next time I went near a shop. Actually seeing it and holding it would tell him a lot that we can't know.

  • David
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Looks like a half-sleeve or cover that goes over the cable sheath before it’s wrapped with bar tape, to make for a smoother transition.

  • 1 month ago

    I searched & searched the Shimano website & came up empty too.  The only thing I can possibly think of of, maybe it's supposed to be some sort of temporary guide for the cables and/or housings.

    My number repair source has always been Park Tool.  They show no such thing in this video on Brake Housing & Cable Installation. 


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