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Old 07-15-07, 01:21 PM   #1
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Dumb question.

Can I use brake cable housing as shifter cable housing too?

I want to use colored jagwire housings, but they only claim to be for brakes.
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Old 07-15-07, 01:32 PM   #2
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i odn't see why not if they're the proper length.
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Old 07-15-07, 01:36 PM   #3
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Well..... I just checked my bike, shifter housings are thinner than the brake housing. But I'm not sure if I can use brake housings for shifters. Will the housing fit into the shifter correctly?
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bah... just get the proper stuff for the job. this sounds like a mess waiting to happen.
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Yep it's cool, I actually found the correct shift cable housings. Thanks.
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Old 07-15-07, 02:54 PM   #6
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Old 07-15-07, 03:07 PM   #7
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Yes, but not the other way around. It should be on this thread for future searching. Break cable housing is a wound steel strip to contain the forces needed for breaking. Shifting housing is strait wire encased in plastic and the forces from breaking can cut through shifting cable housing.
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