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My wife has really enjoyed her Boardman cfi but suddenly the SLX shifters with the 105 derailleurs front and back have become stiff. Our excellent LBS has made it much better but the bottom line is that apparently because of the internal cable routing and sharp bend to the from derailleur without a teflon sleeve, the wire has started to bite into the frame making it stiff to shift on the front chain rings.

Does anyone else know of this problem on their Boardman or any rectifications?
Has anyone drilled the frame and put a grommet or spacer in to increase the curve and broaden the feed-in point to the frame?

My worry is that this is going to total the bike and a new one needed.

Not so much the money just that she loves it but one wouldn't buy another if it's an in-built problem

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fenix [1205 posts] 4 years ago
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The shop should be fixing this for you surely ?

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jrbuk [8 posts] 4 years ago
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In fairness they've done a v good job of improving it and we didn't buybit from them though have bought three others there. It's a design fault it appears with the cable wearing into the carbon frame at the bottom bracket

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Jack Osbourne snr [780 posts] 4 years ago
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Cable routing on the whole Boardman range is awful as far as I can tell.

I have two Boardman bikes, a hybrid and a CX, both of which have scars from shit cable routing, badly trimmed and fitted cables/outers or a combination of both.

The fork on my hybrid has grooves about 2mm deep because I didn't do anything about it.

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artichoke1974 [1 post] 2 months ago
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I'm having similar problems with my Air 9.0 - trying to build up a list of people that have had similar problems.

 

Grateful for any feedback.