Can I use a brake cable as a straddle cable?
(This is also posted in the cyclocross forum, to which the brakes in question pertain.)
I want to try setting my straddle cable a bit longer on my Empella Frogleggs (old-school style wide cantilevers) but the one I have has been cut pretty short. Has anyone tried using a piece of brake cable instead of the dedicated straddle cable from Empella? Brake cable might be a bit thinner, and the metal nub on the end is a slightly different shape but if I am hoping it can work.
Unless it slips out of the barrel adjuster, or something else catastrophic happens, of course. Anyone have any experience with an improvised setup like that?