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post #1 of 5 Old 03-25-2015, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch Cable Booty

The little rubber booty at the clutch end of my clutch cable isn't in gret shape. Actually it's in lousy shape. I know these aren't available as a separate part which seems dumb to me. You can buy a single screw but you can't buy a wear item like this.

Anybody have some alternate solutions rather than buying a whole clutch cable just to get it?? Must be something out there that is compatible.

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You might ask all of your local bike shops to save any old 'what-ever' cables 4 U. Some of them might have a usable 'booty'!

Otherwise, lube your cable twice a year.
I don't worry about the booty, the clutch cable usually breaks a the Upper end. From lack of lube in the hand lever-cable pocket.

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I've always thought aobut trying something like this, as Paul suggests, but everytime I'm in a shop I forget to ask. I think it's one of those things that costs $3 on the internet, but shipping is $5.

I just look at it and say "Well, that sucks. Here, I'll squirt some oil near there...".

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Well, then the Local High Priced Bicycle Shop ought to have a dozen on hand!
Them rich boys wouldn't put up with a 'raggatty' part, on a $5000.00 pedal bike. Would they?

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I used a piece of heat shrink electrical wire tubing. It was probably 1/4" to 3/8" diameter to fit on. Then I used a soldering iron to shrink each end of the tubing (just the ends). The end around the cable sleeve fit pretty snug; the other end (near the little knob) not so snug. So, for insurance, I used a small zip tie around each end.
Disclaimer: I did this about a month ago. But Thumper is still in winter storage. So I won't know how it holds up to regular use until after all this friggin snow and ice is gone.


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