Bicycle Mechanics - Bar end shifter cables.............
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10-31-10, 10:27 AM
I am about ready to re-assemble my Raleigh Grand Sports. When I tore it down I noticed that the cables were much beefier and had fewer strands. Is this heftier cable required?
10-31-10, 10:42 AM
I don't think so.
Just be sure to get a shift cable that has the correct end to fit your shifter. I've used bar end shifter bikes for decades, I just use ordinary generic shift cables, and I've never had one break.
10-31-10, 11:40 AM
Still have some braided cables for bar cons in the spares bin ,
the die drawn cables are slicker and stiffer,
so return spring pull has less resistance.
10-31-10, 12:10 PM
I think t is simply a difference in manufacturing techiniques. my trouble is I seem to have to use tandem length cables for some reason.
10-31-10, 12:17 PM
Regular cables will work fine... if you are using friction shifters then just about anything will work.
I choose shift cables based on what is available for purchase when I need shifter cables.
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