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Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake?
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When installing Omega X (front) with standard back plate I found that a ferrule coming with Shimano 5mm road brake cable does NOT fit into the cable hanger opening/slot. The ferrule is 6.0mm outer diameter, while the opening/slot in Omega X is about 5.6mm diam. Do you know which ferrule fits Omega X? Is it Ok to skip the ferrule? Just in case -- the bike is 2015 Felt AR3 with 6800 mech, used for DL Tri and crits. Thanks!!
Last edited by: vladi: Apr 28, 19 4:56
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [vladi] [ In reply to ]
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I think its 5mm. you can skip it but just watch for the housing to not last as long without it there. I would just inspect it occasionally without a ferrule.
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [vladi] [ In reply to ]
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I had the same problem recently. Try your local bike shop for a slightly smaller ferrel. Fortunately I had found one that was smaller on one of my other bikes and swapped them out.
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [vladi] [ In reply to ]
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I had a regular ferrule and just "pressed" it in with a pair of channel locks pliers. There is a split in the omega x brake that allows it to flex slightly and the ferrule is barely over sized. Its snug in there and would require needle nose pliers to pull out, but it works.
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [vladi] [ In reply to ]
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 It can be set up without a ferrule, concerns about premature housing where are largely exaggerated. You will get many thousands of good miles of use from a single housing even without the ferrule.

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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [vladi] [ In reply to ]
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Just put 2 Xs on my bike and was using Jagwire kit and the ferrules fit just fine. No squeezing or forcing necessary. Maybe they have a thinner wall?


vladi wrote:
When installing Omega X (front) with standard back plate I found that a ferrule coming with Shimano 5mm road brake cable does NOT fit into the cable hanger opening/slot. The ferrule is 6.0mm outer diameter, while the opening/slot in Omega X is about 5.6mm diam. Do you know which ferrule fits Omega X? Is it Ok to skip the ferrule? Just in case -- the bike is 2015 Felt AR3 with 6800 mech, used for DL Tri and crits. Thanks!!
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [BrickMick] [ In reply to ]
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BrickMick wrote:

Just put 2 Xs on my bike and was using Jagwire kit and the ferrules fit just fine. No squeezing or forcing necessary. Maybe they have a thinner wall?

I can probably buy just a set of their ferrules. Can you share which jagwire model you used? -- looks like they have several of them ... Thanks!!!
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [vladi] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [BrickMick] [ In reply to ]
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BrickMick wrote:
This one.


Got it! Which of included end cups did you use with Omega X?
-- Open Brake Alloy End Caps
-- Lined Brake Alloy End Caps
-- POP Alloy End Caps


They probably all have the same OD anyway, but just in case... Thank you!!!
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [vladi] [ In reply to ]
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Vladi,

Sorry can't say. I can look later to see whether it is alloy or plastic.

vladi wrote:
BrickMick wrote:
This one.


Got it! Which of included end cups did you use with Omega X?
-- Open Brake Alloy End Caps
-- Lined Brake Alloy End Caps
-- POP Alloy End Caps


They probably all have the same OD anyway, but just in case... Thank you!!!
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [BrickMick] [ In reply to ]
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BrickMick,

No prob, I just ordered the same exact kit you recommended. Thank you so much!
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Re: Help! - which ferrule to use for Omega X brake? [BrickMick] [ In reply to ]
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It is the alloy.
iPhone pic is too large to upload.
Anyway, both brakes have the alloy ferrule.


BrickMick wrote:
Vladi,

Sorry can't say. I can look later to see whether it is alloy or plastic.

vladi wrote:
BrickMick wrote:
This one.


Got it! Which of included end cups did you use with Omega X?
-- Open Brake Alloy End Caps
-- Lined Brake Alloy End Caps
-- POP Alloy End Caps


They probably all have the same OD anyway, but just in case... Thank you!!!
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