Frozen gear cables

It seems that I’ve got water into my gear cables – and when the temperature dropped to -5C then froze solid, leaving me stuck in one gear.  There seemed little point in having snow & ice tyres but then only having one gear when it became cold enough to take advantage of them.  So, a trip to my excellent local bike mechanic  – ATR Cycles – led to us working together to replace cables and housing.  Indeed they were full of water.  So now I have a new set, and the old housings in the airing-cupboard to dry out for next time.  I’ve seen some rather neat oil nipple accessories you can fit – but that would mean removing the cable and then re-fitting again – so this seems a job to leave until they freeze again, or at least until the summer when my workshop is well above zero celcius!


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