Re: Moby decomp cable

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You dont always need the decomp on a well tuned bike, however it is helpful in starting a cold bike and also very helpful for stopping the bike.

On the Moby decomp valve the sheath of the cable pushes on the shepherds hook and the bullet of the cable is under a fixed anchor. The shepherds hook is actually the spring that keeps the valve closed, pushing it down takes the spring pressure off the valve so it opens.

SO to rework the cable you do not need to snip and knarp it, disconnect the lever end and trim the sheath on that end, reassemble into the lever's knarp.

Adjust the cable so there is 4 or 5mm free play on the lever.

> Wild West Pony Wrote:

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> My brand new cable snapped at the cylinder. It looks like vibration

> caused rubbing and cut right through the cable.

>

> Is this a common issue?

>

> I haven't looked too close, but probably going to shorten it, knarp, and

> reattach it.

>

> Is there a work around to the decomp? I've never owned a bike with a

> decomp, can I ignore it and leave it shut? Is it really required to

> start the bike, will it be more difficult?

>

> Maybe just leave the cable off all together and use a piece of string or

> screwdriver to start/shutoff.

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