Berry Pie..the Holy Grail
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Weaving thru the cowpud outside Modesto CA
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Are you confusing the ferrule (a metal cap with hole to exit the metal cable and which slips on the end of the plastic cable housing) with the smaller cap called a "cable end" which you put on the end of the metal cable as it exits the brake or derailleur and which you crimp to prevent fraying or untwisting of the wound cable? If so, head for your LBS and they'll sell you a few.
Grant Peterson suggests a gob of beeswax as an alternative to cable ends, but it looks like someone has been picking their nose on your bike. Go with a real cable end.
..... "I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time." Mark Twain, Speeches