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Old 07-26-14, 02:15 PM
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Jagwire Cable Housing?

Full of questions today. Decided that I want and need new cable housing all around. What does everyone think of the Jagwire stuff? They have some nice kits I like but they have the Teflon coated wire. Yay? Nay? I've read things about teflon becoming a mess over time. If not Jagwire then what? Thanks everyone.





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Jagwire is good stuff. They make cables and housings under various names for other brands as well.
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Teflon lined housing , yes .. teflon Coated cable, Meh, it rubs off the cable right where there may be a bit of friction in the housing.
just buy die drawn slicked cables

I buy Zn treated steel because I solder the part where the cut will be , but stainless steel is Nice just a harder thing to solder .
then you just use the crimp cap.

Jagwire is a diverse product making company
rather than a Kit

BIKE shops sell housing by the foot and cables by the each .
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Teflon lined housing , yes .. teflon Coated cable, Meh, it rubs off the cable right where there may be a bit of friction in the housing.
just buy die drawn slicked cables

I buy Zn treated steel because I solder the part where the cut will be , but stainless steel is Nice just a harder thing to solder .
then you just use the crimp cap.


Jagwire is a diverse product making company
rather than a Kit

BIKE shops sell housing by the foot and cables by the each .

Thanks for your advice. I'm liking this Jagwire kit so far. I hear you on the Zinc steel....cheap and easy to solder. I don't like the rust factor though. I live in Ga and the humidity might be a factor. Might as well spend the extra buck and go stainless.

I did go up to my LBS today and I didn't ask about housing. I'm not sure if they carry purple housing. 8-)
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I just grease the cable when I put it in, soldered end makes it easy to pull and re grease occasionally.


Stainless uses a silver solder and a different flux to do the same thing.. 400F + soldering iron or a torch.

black goes with most everything ..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
black goes with most everything ..
LOL!!! I hear you brother. I wanted to dress up the MJ a bit more. Don't see too many purple bikes these days and I figured the lighter purple Jagwire will "bring out" the darker shades of the frame. What do you lube your cables with out of curiosity? When I was wrenching in a CO bike shop, we used to dress it with some Teflon spray (sprayed on a rag) and be done with it.
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Like Jagwire inners (Stainless), but if I have a choice for outers between Shimano SP41/SLR & Jagwire Ripcord, Shimano wins everytime, Shimano is a little more flexible, and just nicer to work with.
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