1 April, 2017
PBMA PARTNERS WITH UCI TO CREATE TECHNICAL STANDARD FOR CABLE TIP INSTALLATION
In cooperation with the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association, the UCI has introduced the following standard for applying cable tips to bicycles:
Shift and brake cable tip to be secured to cable by a single crimp with a perpendicular crimp at precisely 90 degrees and dead center of the tip.
PBMA President James Stanfill said, "All these kooky letters and patterns are done. Professional mechanics do not have time to waste making crimps fancy, and there is no room in professional sport of support personnel's attempt at style or flair."
UCI Technical Director Gerhard Geld said, "in Europe, where cycling is very important, we have not made shapes or letters, always one crimp dead center, the PBMA pointed out still the inconsistency and we thank them for it. Now we have an amazing, great, standard and uniformity."
"I think, normally, until now, this is not possible." Geld added, often.
Example photos can be seen here:
The complete technical document here:
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