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How do I install the cable into my shimano xt shifter? They did not come with cables, so I need to use my old ones which are in great shape. I just don't want to take my new shifters apart and ruin them. Any help would be appreciated. Pictures would be great if you have any. Thanks -James

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  • jabinafoed Jun 14, 2009

    I need help installing the cable in my new shimano XT shifters for my bike. I believe it requires me to open the shifter up. If you have any pictures available of how to exactly open up the shifter without it completely falling apart that would be great.
    -James

  • jabinafoed Jun 14, 2009

    how do I install the cable into my shimano xt shifter? They did not come with cables, so I need to use my old ones which are in great shape. I just don't want to take my new shifters apart and ruin them. Any help would be appreciated. Pictures would be great if you have any. Thanks -James

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You normally only have to remove some panels and thread the cable through. See if this site has your one. This site has a video (advert plays first).

Good luck!

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1. Shift the right STI lever to the point where the chain is on the smallest cog.
2. Take the cable off the rear deraileur.
3. Cut the cable where it enters the front housing.
4. Pull off the front housing.
5. Grab the cable just outside the shifter.
6. Aply the brake sufficient to expose the cable end.
7. Push, twist, and otherwise attempt to remove the cable.

Let me know if that helped..
Thanks
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Hi there,

Please follow the below link -

http://www.mtbtrailreview.com/blog/maintenance/how-to-install-and-adjust-your-rear-derailleur/

Good Luck
Thankd

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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