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Old 08-10-22, 04:00 PM
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What is this housing barrel for?

What is the use of the barrel shown in the picture? It often comes with cheap housings. On one side the 5mm housing can go into it and on the other side it is quite narrow so that only cable can pass through it.
Can it be used to make an improvised cable stop to install V-brakes on a bike without a cable stop -- something like this Hardrock? It can be inserted into the rear of the cable collar.
Of course a better solution is a clamp-on cable stop by IRD or Origin 8.


Barrel that comes with many cheap brake housings like Jagwire Basics of XLC
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That is meant to fit in the end of a generally cheap brake lever. You donít need to use it. If you can figure out a way to effectively use it, why not!
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It’s meant to go into the top of a non-aero road lever. The kind where the cable goes out of the top of the lever and has a long loop of cable housing to both the front and rear brake. The red arrow in the attached picture shows the cable.


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That is meant to fit in the end of a generally cheap brake lever. You donít need to use it. If you can figure out a way to effectively use it, why not!
I object to the term ďcheapĒ. Back in the day, these were used on very expensive levers as well.
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I object to the term ďcheapĒ. Back in the day, these were used on very expensive levers as well.
Overruled.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
I object to the term ďcheapĒ. Back in the day, these were used on very expensive levers as well.
When I first saw the housing that was my thought. Unfortunately the cable is for a flat bar (mtb) brake lever not a road lever.

I have to agree with smd4 that those housing stops are most likely for a cheaper flat bar brake lever.

Iím sure someone will pushback and state it could be a universal cable with both road and mtb nipples. But then again, Jagwire, (.com), probably isnít concerned about supporting a type of lever than became obsolete 35 years ago.

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Overruled.
Only by today's cheap Asian copies. Andy (who likely has OEM Weinmann and possible the unique Altenberger versions in this stash)
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Please don't buy cheap cables and housing. Decent quality stuff is not super expensive and can improve your braking quite a bit. The only reason to buy bottom end cables and housing is if there is nothing else available and I am desperate.
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Overruled.
I donít recognize your authority to overrule anything.
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I may have no choice but to find you in contempt.
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