Installing Rear Derailleur Liner on the Liscio

Every Liscio is prepared with the proper derailleur liners installed at our headquarters. You should be able to simply slide the cable in through the headtube ports (openings in the headtube) and the cable will exit out the correct port on—one on the chain stay, and one behind the seat tube. The cable should slide all the way through the frame without needing to fish around inside the frame.

The ultimate purpose of this photo sequence is to show how the cables should be installed in the event they need to be replaced. Fresh liners for the Liscio can be purchased through contacting Volagi Cycles.

Note: The images used in this tutorial were taken using a frame with a cutout opening to show what the cables look like inside the frame. At home, you’re frame will not have any holes in it (hopefully) and much of the work will have to be done by feel. In providing this tutorial, we hope to take out some of the guess work

Needed Materials:

  • 1 derailleur cable
  • 1 front derailleur liner
  • 1 rear dereailleur liner (Made up of: One long piece of liner [A], and one shorter piece of liner that slides into the longer piece from the chainstay[B])
  • Pick or hook tool
  • 2mm allen wrench
  • The view of the headtube of your Liscio2 will look something like this.


You may need to look closely or shine a flashlight on the opening in the headtube ports, and when you do, you will see the small entry into the liner[A]. This is where you will insert your cable. The right port corresponds to the right shifter (rear derailleur) and the left port corresponds to the left shifter (front derailleur)


Begin by threading a derailleur cable through the liner[A]. The cable should travel completely through the liner until the head of the cable rests against the liner.


Using your index finger, reach inside the headtube, and find the cable as it enters the frame through the headtube port. Easing the cable through the downtube, guide the cable downward along the bottom of the downtube so as not to wrap the cable around the brake housing tube (as shown with arrow)


Your cable should exit the window underneath the bottom bracket. This is a good time to put a small light inside the headtube (eg flashlight) to make sure that the cable is not entwined around the brake tube. You will have to look through the BB window to see this.


Next, guide cable back through the BB window and into the right chainstay.


Pull the cable out of the chainstay port. You may need a pick or hook tool as seen in the image. Lift up the end of the cable and pull the cable completely through until the head of the liner[A] stops at the headtube port.



Guide the shorter piece of the rear derailleur liner[B] through the aluminum housing stop as shown. Then, slide the clear end on to the derailleur cable.


Slide the shorter rear derailleur liner [B] into longer rear derailleur liner [A] until it stops.


Secure the rear housing stop to the frame using a 2mm allen wrench.



Push liner[B] snuggly into the rear housing stop (tip: it may help to use a small piece of housing to press it into place)


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