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Shimano 600 Brake Lever Cable Binding
Working on replacing the rear brake cable and have binding issues at the lever. Used a dremel to cut flush the cable housing and even tried another cable housing to rule out the housing. The housing being used is the standard spiral wound housing, not SIS and wondering if this could be the issue.
The weird thing is it intially does not bind but as the lever is cycled a dozen times the binding starts and progresses to the point where there is a nasty grinding feeling to it. Did not apply any lubricant to the cable or housing.
The housing that goes into the brake lever fits into what is best described as an oversized ferrule or cable end that slides into a recess in the brake lever. Could this be sliding out when the brake lever is cycled?