Al-ko compensator & bowden cable change
The first Al-ko bowden cables used to have a threaded end with a curved nut, this was later replaced with a ‘mushroom’ type end. Unfortunately the newer mushroom type cables will not fit on the compensater which was designed for the threaded end type. Either a new compensator is required or a modification is required as shown below.
Early Al-ko compensator for bowden cables with threaded end. Cables no longer available from Al-ko.
Current compensator with slots to allow fitting of new Al-ko cables with ‘mushroom’ type end.
A modification of the old type compensator is required to accept the latest ‘mushroom’ type cables.
Cut a slot of about 4mm wide on each side to allow the cable to pass through.