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Old 07-17-19, 08:53 AM
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Interrupter cable housingm

I've currently got a set of Cane Creek interrupter brakes so I can grab them from the top bar on my Bianchi. Is there any brand of compressionless cable housing that's preferred for this? It's definitely time for me to refresh my brake and shift cables on this set up. It's 9 speed campagnolo Mirage. I mean in a perfect world I'd like to run the Jagwire Elite link, but it doesn't look like it's campy compatible. Thoughts?

Also I guess it doesn't really matter but I'd prefer to run silver or white housing. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old 07-17-19, 03:04 PM
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Just use the same brake housing you would use with your regular brakes. The interrupter levers just pass the inner wire through as if they were a section of the housing when you are not using them, they do not require special housing. The cable ends, all of them not just the ones which interface with the interrupter levers, need to be properly prepared. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cables.html Scroll down to the "Cutting Housing and Preparing the Ends" section.
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Thank you, I did that when I installed the added brakes awhile back. However, the cables are just as old and now as I'm prepping to replace them, I'm wondering if theres something nice out there. Honestly I don't even recall what cable housing is on there or if I've even had it replaced. If not it's still the original from 20 years ago and I already used it more than long enough! I really dont know what's out there as a quality replacement.
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If you want good quality compressionless brake housing and don't mind paying for it. I would go with the Shimano Dura-Ace brake housing. The 9000 stuff is nice and stiff. Another high quality option is the Jagwire compressionless housing that is kevlar lined, there is no wire coil, a cross section of it looks like 5mm shift housing, that stuff is also really nice. I really recommend the Jagwire kevlar housing for mechanical disc brakes.

I personally run the Dura-Ace housing on my Campagnolo equipped bike, runs like a charm.
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