So tonight I'm installing the brake cables on my Serotta. And after measuring 3 times, I cut the rear brake cable housing about an inch or so too short. Just enough to where it flows very directly from the last guide on the top tube down to the brake, and will pull a bit more once everything is hooked up.
So I need a few inches back, and don't have enough of the housing to run a new line. So I figure I'll cut off 3 inches or so of my spare housing, run it from the brake lever along the bar, and butt the rest of the line up next to it. Tape it down tight to the bar, plus the bar tape will hold it in place.
So, I know this isn't the brightest idea ever, but since we're talking about the rear brake, and the location of the joined ends, I wonder if it'll get me through a few months till I am sure that the stem is a good length and all that.
Thanks for the feedback in advance.