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Because I didn't have anything else handy, I ran my Shimano index-8 rear derailleur cable through some cheap (no teflon liner) brake housing. It seems to work fine! Is brake cable "stiffer" than derailleur housing by nature? Should I change to some "real" derailleur housing with both radial and axial wraps and a teflon liner?
Also, I used some of the same cheap brake housing for my front cable-actuated Avid disc brake. The brake seems "sticky" with discreet "jerks" in the lever actuation as the lever is depressed.
Is there anything I can do to make the existing brake housing better (lubrication? filing/buffing the cable ends smoother?) or should I just go buy some teflon-lined brake cable housing?
Finally, (and I know
that this is a loaded question), what brand(s) of high quality
derailleur and brake cable housing should I buy to keep on hand for future projects?
Last edited by FarHorizon; 07-31-05 at 11:15 AM.
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