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How To Easily Repair Fitness Cable

Mar 23, 2023 08:45 AM

When it comes to repairing fitness cable, there are some common mistakes that gym owners, repair professionals, and OEM manufacturers make that leads to constant replacements being needed. In today’s blog we will look at some questions about how to repair your fitness cable and our solutions. Continue reading to learn how to properly replace fitness cable.


Question 1:
Hello. I am trying to find how to replace a broken cable, I have been to local sports stores and internet sites without success. The home gym set is an older one so it's making it more difficult to find replacement parts.

Common Answer:

You should go out and buy a cheap cable from a hardware store.

Our Answer:

Although you can find very inexpensive cable at your local hardware store, you'll also be getting inferior cable. Cables are not created equal, and you can easily end up spending more on cheap replacements than buying a more expensive cable that is guaranteed to last.

Question 2:

The cable I currently use is not smooth and I am worried it is impacting the enjoyment our gym customers are getting from machines. Is there anything I can do to resolve this issue?

Common Answer:

Replace your cable with cheaper bands that have a coating or apply an exterior to your cable.

Our Answer:

It is true that jacketed cable will be typically more comfortable for gym equipment users. However, you should buy from a source that jackets the cable in house. This way you know that is the exact right size and you can also for certain specifications so that your cable meets your application needs. Do not buy cheap gym bands for an application that typically requires heavy duty lifting as it could break the machine or cause serious injury to users in the event of cable failure.

Question 3:

My jacketed cable is beginning to look worn, shall I continue to use it or look for a replacement?

Common Answer:

Instead of replacing your cable, you should try and fix it first.

Our Answer:

Aircraft cable on which the jacket has been worn means you should switch cables, do not repair your current cable.  More importantly, wire that has been exposed to the pulley has been fatiguing and is undoubtedly worse for wear. Trying to repair the jacket is only hiding the symptoms of cable fatigue, not prolonging wire life. This situation, in which cable close to failure is continuing to be used, is very dangerous. If you see this on your equipment, have it immediately changed by a professional who uses high quality cables for replacement.


Now that you have our answers to the questions and answers we commonly see on fitness forums, you need to find a manufacturer that sells top tier fitness cable. Our Exerflex Pro® Fitness Cable is highly durable, meets performance & safety standards, and is available in a variety of sizing options. Learn more about our fitness cable here. Alternatively, if you have any questions, our team is happy to help! You can reach out to us by email at sales@loosco.com or by phone at (800) 533-5667.