Okay, the lined cable housing issue has me a bit confused. If I just want to replace the old non-lined cables and housing on my old friction shift, centerpull bike, will just any of the teflon cable stuff work?
Do I have to worry about "Shimano compatible," or anything like that? The old bike has Suntour barcons and the brake levers are Weinmann road -- will, for example, the Jagwire Hyper cables work? I haven't even measured the diameter of normal old cheapo housing, but the frame has these cylindrical sleeves on the top tube that receive the housing, and the old stuff fits in there pretty well. Will the lined stuff work as is with those too?