Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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I bought some cables from Nashbar and some lengths of cable housing from Harris Cyclery. I routed my cables under my bar tape and included cyclocross levers. Everything works fine. I was able to cut and trim my cable housings with cable cuttters, a scratch awl, and a file. I cut the housing with the cable cutters, trimmed off the bent end of the metal in the housing with the cable cutters, reamed out the hole with the scratch awl, and finish "trimmed" the metal in the housing with the file. It takes about 2 minutes per end.
P. S. I also got a small bag of ferrules from Harris Cyclery. Free! They've got my customer loyalty. It's little things like that that make the difference.