Keywords: u.p.,cable routing, installation, assembly

Instructional videos

Gerard Vroomen - 01-Aug-2016
In the past few weeks, Andy has recorded a few video instructions mostly related to the assembly of our bikes (in particular those parts that are not standard). As we finish editing them, we'll post them here and then they will also go to their respective model pages (so opencycle.com/up and/or opencycle.com/oneplus).

If anything in the videos is unclear or if there are other topics you'd like to see covered, just let us know in the comments section. And in the meantime, here is the first video:

Comments & Questions

OPEN
As usual you can use this if you have trouble with cables...
http://www.parktool.com/product/internal-cable-routing-kit-ir-1
Post #1 of 17. Posted by Rird on 02-Aug-2016 08:23:21 GMT in reply to blog [0<--835]
OPEN
If the cable doesn't come out in 3 tries (it usually does), we usually take a quick trip to the fridge for a nice beverage and a fridge magnet to pull the cable through.
Post #2 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 02-Aug-2016 10:16:04 GMT in reply to post #1 [835<--836]
OPEN
XD
Post #3 of 17. Posted by Rird on 02-Aug-2016 10:53:02 GMT in reply to post #2 [836<--837]
OPEN
Haha... that was a great idea!
Working one frame here (not Open) i almost thought i would go insane...
The cable seemed to never go through!
Post #4 of 17. Posted by Rird on 02-Aug-2016 10:55:17 GMT in reply to post #3 [837<--838]
OPEN
What would be a great idea is to have a guide built in like many frames that cost half the price
Post #11 of 17. Posted by Matthew Ison on 11-Apr-2020 18:32:54 GMT in reply to post #2 [836<--21186]
OPEN
Depends a bit on the system but in most cases, that means you're riding around with a guide inside your frame for 10 years because you needed it once.
Post #12 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 13-Apr-2020 06:12:06 GMT in reply to post #11 [21186<--21187]
OPEN
I am from Israel, and feel days ago i purchesed a Open UP M size frane. My height is 173cm, I use now frames of gravel and endurace bikes which the top tube lengh is about 539(the shorter, i feel very comfortble with that size) and 543( the longer- the geometry, in certaian way, is very close to the UP); With the last one, i feel that this is the naximum range for me. Your recommeded frame size to me is M. I am affraid that is top much..is this is Ok or do we make a mistake...?
Post #5 of 17. Posted by Hag on 06-Aug-2016 20:57:01 GMT in reply to blog [0<--849]
OPEN
Don't look at the toptube length. Most frames will have a 73-73.5 degree seat tube, we have a 72.5 degree seat tube. To compare apples to apples, deduct 5-10mm from our toptube length to compare and then you'll see it's right in the range.
Post #6 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 07-Aug-2016 10:48:24 GMT in reply to post #5 [849<--850]
OPEN
Great video!
Thanx
Bengan
Post #7 of 17. Posted by Bengt "Bengan" Novik on 07-Aug-2016 20:39:47 GMT in reply to blog [0<--855]
OPEN
How do you go about getting replacement pink liners? My upper only came with 3...I pretty sure I need 4 for use with a front derailleur. The shop that I bought it from says there not sure how to order them. Is there a part# ?
Post #8 of 17. Posted by Gary Madgett on 07-Mar-2019 19:33:30 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18308]
OPEN
How do you go about getting replacement pink liners? My upper only came with 3...I pretty sure I need 4 for use with a front derailleur. The shop that I bought it from says there not sure how to order them. Is there a part# ?
Post #9 of 17. Posted by Gary Madgett on 07-Mar-2019 19:33:39 GMT in reply to blog [0<--18307]
OPEN
I have since found Jagwire "slick-lube liners", 1.8 x 2.7mm, work as replacements. They come four per pkg. and just need to be cut to the length you require, as they come in 2000mm lengths. The only difference I notice is the color is white instead of pink. They are also pretty inexpensive.
Post #10 of 17. Posted by Gary Madgett on 13-Mar-2019 18:49:03 GMT in reply to post #9 [18307<--18313]
OPEN
Is it possible to replace cables without removing the crankset and bottom bracket?
A video on how to this would be greatly appreciated.
Post #13 of 17. Posted by Lee Rivers on 21-Apr-2021 13:08:39 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23086]
OPEN
On the UP? Not really.
Post #14 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 23-Apr-2021 08:23:39 GMT in reply to post #13 [23086<--23090]
OPEN
'Not really' ... means 'yes you can' :-) .... I've just replaced the rear gear cable without removing cranks & bottom bracket. Just pull put the gear cable through the levers, then remove the BB guide with a couple of tyre levers, and re-feed new cable through frame. There is plenty of space around the BB without having to remove it!
Post #17 of 17. Posted by Andy on 05-Jun-2021 10:02:56 GMT in reply to post #14 [23090<--23174]
OPEN
how do I remove the BB guide without removing the bottom bracket? Do I just force it with a tyre lever, or will this damage the guide / frame?
Post #15 of 17. Posted by Andy on 04-Jun-2021 11:40:57 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23172]
OPEN
Answered myself : I managed to remove it using tyre levers on 2 opposite sides of the BB guide
Post #16 of 17. Posted by Andy on 05-Jun-2021 09:59:09 GMT in reply to post #15 [23172<--23173]
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