HOW TO MEASURE GUIDE:
Before placing your order, assess all gym cables for signs of damage or deterioration even if the coating is in-tact.
Often if one cable is damaged, especially if the gym is over 5 or 6 years old, the other cables should also be replaced. Gym cables Australia supplies 6mm fibre reinforced cables often your existing cables will be 4mm-5mm.
- Bumps or lumps along the cable
- Twisting or spiralling of the cable
- Cracked or missing plastic coating
- Frayed or exposed wire
- End fitting coming loose or cracked
- Stretching feeling under load
- Non-smooth function
STEP 1: ASSESS ALL GYM CABLES:
STEP 2: TAKE NOTE OF THE PATHWAY OF ALL CABLES THEN REMOVE:
Before undoing any bolts or removing any cables, we recommend taking photos of the
layout of your machine, or drawing images to ensure cables are replaced in the correct
If your Cable is from a Multi-gym it may contain floating pulleys such as in this image,
If this is the case, we reccomend using masking tape or rope to maintain tension on the
Floating pulleys where possible to avoid confusion later.
STEP 3: MEASURE YOUR CABLE FROM TIP TO TIP
If possible, connect your cable to a part of the machine using a carabiner, or to another fixed object so that you can straighten the cable under tension. You could use a helper to do this.
We recommend taping the end of your tape measure with duct tape or cloth tape, to the end
of the cable so you can tension both the tape measure and the cable at the same time.
Measure the Cable from Tip to Tip including the end fittings.
If you have a SMALL Ball shank
like this image, measure as per the image:
These extra small ball-shank style stoppers are used
to allow the cable to be easily fed through the machine
without removing any pulleys. These are normally fitted into
a u-bracket as in the the image.
These ball shanks are different to the standard 12mm ball shanks
that we use and instead we will use a cylinder-stop like our image and cut it down to fit. We will also need to widen the hole of any Rubber balls required. For this reason if you do have a cable that looks like this, we reccomend you either contact us or Order the Cable with an eyelet or Eyelet and ball instead and make any necessary adjustments to your ordering length.