Thursday, October 13, 2011

DaVinci Easy-Split Install

If you own a bike with S&S couplers and you don't have cable splitters on said same bike, you are a fool. I have an S&S coupled bike that I got from Glen. I am was a fool. Don't you be a fool too. Instead, be like me, and get some splitters from Glen.

If you don't have a coupled bike, you are either on a budget or you are a fool. If you are on a budget, that's cool. If you are not, you are a fool. You should get one from Glen. If you do decide to get coupled and cool, don't be a fool.  Spring for the splitters.

As if I haven't already helped enough, let me walk you through the installation process:

Those three black things in the middle are the splitters.
You'll also need some new cables.

Splitter close-up.  The two set screws anchor one half of the splitter to
one half of the cable. Things will make more sense in a minute.

First under the knife was the rear brake cable.

Instructions say to stay 2" away from the nearest cable guide.  Done, then.


The part of the splitter with the two set screws attaches to the the lucky end.
The unlucky end goes away forever.  It seems harsh at first,
but it's just the cycle of bike life.

In its place anew, a young (lucky) cable.  Thereby perpetuating the cycle.

All connected, just like nothing ever happened.
Save for the fact that both ends are scarred for life based
on the violence thay have just witnessed.

Lather, rinse, repeat for the shifter cables.

It should be pretty clear at this point that no one has ever been more ready for a fold-your-bike-into-your-trunk road trip than me.


Alan said...

Thanks for:
1) A very funny post
2) Actually explaining/showing me how couplers work. I honestly never understood them before.

Now I can say I learned something and call it a day. And it's only 6:30 a.m. Sweet!

Pat S said...

Thanks, Alan. Enjoy your day off.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried wireless shifting? You can only shift in a wifi hotspot, but no cables!

Traditional Bike Club Curmudgeon said...

Coupled bike, coupled cables - coupl'a good ideas!

Pat S said...

Anon, that's virtually amazing.

TBCC, I hear ya. There are some awesome innovators out there in bike land.

Jacque Hendrix said...

Tell me about these Pat!

Glen will be building a couple of bikes for me and "The Girl" for some serious touring. Like across the US and around Europe.

So should I ask for these too? If at all possible we'd like to come over and check out this coupler/cable combination.


Pat S said...

Jacque, yeah, definitely. You should come check it out. I'll get in touch off-blog.

Map of Ancient Greece said...

Another Smart post from you Admin :)