FRONT AND REAR DERAILLEUR CABLE ROUTING
ONLY APPLIES TO BOSBERG AND VLAANDEREN MODELS.
Most Ritte frames do not use cable stops, but rather require housing to be routed through the frame. This allows for a longer-lasting sealed system with less drag than in other internally routed systems.
Note: the following procedure is accomplished BEFORE INSTALLING FORK and is run BACK TO FRONT. The first time you do it, take your time. Once you know the method it will cable up much more quickly and easily than other internal systems. IF SOMETHING DOESN'T SEEM TO WORK RIGHT, YOU'VE DONE IT WRONG. Stop and review the instructions or contact your distributor, dealer or us.
Begin at the chainstay with a length of housing almost as long as the cable itself. It may help to slightly crimp the end of the housing so it slides around bottom bracket shell more easily.
Run the housing down the chain stay. you can reach through the bottom bracket shell to ensure the housing runs underneath the shell.
Tricky part #1: The housing will want to snag on the internal seam between the bottom bracket and downtube. It will take a few wiggles of the housing to turn the corner under the shell and head up the downtube.
Reach into the head tube and feel the housing exit hole. You should be able to pretty easily guide the housing out though the hole.
Measure out about 50 inches of bulk housing.
insert the cable and place a 4mm NYLON/PLASTIC housing ferrel on end.
Starting at the port under the bottom bracket, run the housing up the downtube.
As with the rear derailleur, use your finger to guide the housing out the down tube port.
Pull the housing all the way into the downtube, leaving only the cable sticking out from the port hole. Then insert the cable up through the exit hole behind the seat tube.
Pull on the cable until the housing curves around the bottom bracket shell.
TRICKY PART #2: You'll need to use a flat head screwdriver to help the housing the rest of the way into the cable stop. Feel for the head of ferrel with the screwdriver and push it toward the bottom bracket while pulling on the cable. You'll feel as the nylon ferrel pops into place.
You can now install the stem, bars and derailleurs and then cut the housing accordingly. TIP: Remember to remove the front derailleur cable first before cutting the housing but remember that without the cable, the front housing can more easily pop out of the cable stop.