Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lafayette, Colorado
Bikes: 1998 Co-Motion Co-Pilot, 2015 Calfee Tetra
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A rookie question here. I'm replacing the cabling on the bike. I bought new cable housing. The bike shop sold me 5mm shifter housing. When I got home, I realized that I wasn't sure which housing was brake which was shifter.
Is the brake housing spiral wrap & shift housing longitudinal strands?
Also, I have a pair of housing cutters. It seems really difficult to cut the non-spiral housing (it just crushes - I have to chew through it). Is there a trick? Should I use a Dremel tool with a cutoff disk?