what is this Shimano cable item?

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Foghat
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by Foghat

Found this pair in a set of Ultegra 6800 STI cables, but never come across them before. They're made of soft, flexible rubber, and the hole appears only large enough for a gear cable. Not shown in any dealer manuals or exploded view diagrams that I've found.

I've fitted plenty of Dura-Ace 9000/7800/7700/7400 and Ultegra 6700/6600/6500 in the past, and these are new to me. Where do they go, and what are they for?

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They look like dirt shields. one would go in front of the rear cable stop. the other would go where the FD cable exits the frame.
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

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by mattr

There should be an outer end piece with a long stem that those fit over. They are on lots of the shimano dealer paper work, mostly the MTB stuff.

You possibly got an 6800/xt cable set, not just 6800.

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by Foghat

Thanks for that. Makes sense now.

I can see that they may be inclined to come adrift, although the end of the nose section of the corresponding ferrule has a projection that looks like it's designed to try to retain the sleeve in position.
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Usually stay put until you slide them off!

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