I just finished swapping out my wife's flat bars with drop bars - she loves the new position but the bars need to be about 2 inches higher for optimal comfort. Unfortunately, with her current fork the threadless steerer tube does not have enough length to put the bars where she needs them and a hi-rise stem with a length greater than 60mm is not an option. Therefore, I need to replace the fork to get more steerer tube height.
Herein lies the "problem": the brake and der cable housings will be too taut once I raise the bars on the new fork and I want to avoid having to remove/replace the cork tape and replace all the housing up front. I know that I can add a length of der housing by adding an inline adjuster such as this:
But it is suggested that you do NOT use them for brake housing. So...is there such a thing as a cable housing ferrule "coupler"? Something like this:
Essentially, I am looking for a "double-sided" 5mm ferrule to couple the existing length of cable housing with another 3-4" of housing. I've searched and cannot find anything like this.
Does such a thing exist? Is my question clear? TIA