Originally Posted by NerpAngel
So wait.. If I shorten the housing won't I have to shorten the cable too? I don't have one of those "pinch off the end of the cable cap things"....
Bicycle shops have them...or I've reused them. They will pull off then use a punch or an awl to open them up enough to slip back on the end of the housing. New ones work better though. Yes, you'll have to shorten the cable but not until you have the housing the right length. Get the clutch adjusted then snip off the excess cable with a good pair of wire cutters or a Dremel with a cut-off wheel. I like to solder the end of the cable to keep it from fraying before cutting. Leave a couple of inches and bend it back over the cable stop.