Alrighty, here is my dilemma.
I replace cables on my bikes every year (they actually get transferred to my winter bike for reuse). Whenever I buy a cable I forget to get the.....end caps, ya know those aluminum caps that you squish on the end to avoid the cable from unwinding or cutting you.
They don't provide them with the cables in this neck of the woods
So I go back to my LBS and ask to buy some so I have them on hand. They look at me, look at each other, look back at me, and say "well, we'll give you some" So they give me 2. Well guys, I have 2 bikes so I need 8, "well your not gettin 8 of 'em!". Well that's fine, I'll happily buy a package of them. "we don't sell em"
So they hand over 2, and I leave...puzzled. I go to another LBS and ask the same question, get the same response and 2 end caps.
Soooo, is it possible to buy these things? where? and what the hell are they made of that make them seem so valuable?