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    SRAM cables

    Does SRAM use standard bake and shift cables or do I( need something special for SRAM deraillers and brakes?

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    Cables are cables. I recommend one's made from stainless-steel. And make sure to use BRAKE-cables for brakes. Shifter cables are not as strong and should only be used on shifters/derailleurs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cateye View Post
    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    They are not SRAM specific, any 1.1 derailleur cable, 1.6 "road" cable head brake cable will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers007 View Post
    Cables are cables. I recommend one's made from stainless-steel.
    No, but there are different sizes. I'm assuming the OP is talking about the Sram road group... why don't posters ever give complete information.
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    Sorry it is a schwinn, here arew the specs
    http://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/P...-Sport-Ultra-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers007 View Post
    Cables are cables.
    That's not correct. Campy brifters require a smaller diameter end fitting on their shift cables than Shimano and using the wrong ones can and have resulted in badly stuck Campy brifters. I assume (dangerous, I know) that SRAM uses the same cable fittings as Shimano but I'd be very careful to check.

    Jagwire makes double ended road shift cables with a Shimano fitting on one end and a Campy fitting on the other just for that reason.

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