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    NoKon Cable & Cable Housing System

    So was reading the May issue of MBA and in The Garage Files they were talking about how to install the NoKon Cable & Cable Housing System. I was wondering if any peeps here are using this system or have seen it in uses, and what you may think of it or how it works ? It seem pretty cool, but for the price tag..

    Any thoughts on this ?

    http://www.nokon.com/NokonUSA_Home.htm
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    I don't have them yet but may someday. Like you, I'm stoked on the concept and know people using them but have a hard time justifying the price. Aztec Powerlines are similar and similarly pricey.

    I'm looking for a beading supply (you know, like costume jewelry?) that carries aluminum beads in quantity cheap and I'll try slipping them inside polyethlene tubing from the hardware store.

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    Never used them personally, but I've installed them on a couple bikes in the shop. Solution to a nonexistent problem is my impression, but the customers seem pretty happy with them.

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    Never used 'em. Expensive and silly.

    The Jagwire stuff I use seems to work just fine.
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    had them on my mtn bike for 3 or so years now for my shifting system and i notice the difference. I also installed some on the front brake of my SS road bike it really makes a difference. If you run mechanical disk brakes then I think they would be a worthwhile addition. Be warned, they are somewhat of a pain to install!

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    I had them for a couple of years. The aluminum segments corrode, and creak like mad. shifted fine though. I have a set of Dry Cables on there that work fine and are quiet.
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    I have them currently on my touring rig.
    One giant advantage that I have noticed is the ability to do real tight angles.
    Typically running Shimano brifters and intead of a wide loop you can keep the cable real tight to the bars and form a "D" type angle.
    I use them so I can mount a very large handlebar bag where the mess of cable housings would be.

    I also had them on a cyclocross bike and honestly I liked them a lot because I thought they ran better after constant mud and water exposure.
    I personally have not experienced the creaking that the OP suggests, but I see the potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman60201 View Post
    I personally have not experienced the creaking that the OP suggests, but I see the potential.
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