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Where to get 'naked' shifter cable housing?

Old 10-14-13, 11:02 AM
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Where to get 'naked' shifter cable housing?

For the life of me I can't find a reasonably priced online supplier of the plain, spiral-wound, stainless steel cable housing/sheath that is commonly seen on our bikes going from the cable stop on the chainstay to the rear derailleur, like in the pic. Seems that folks think it's gold, or I'm using the wrong search terms. I need a 12" or so piece (haven't measured, I need maybe 2" more than what I have, and 12" is a safe length to request). Would prefer new...feel dumb for asking.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Deraill...p2054897.l4276

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Grrr.. my search string didn't have 'coiled' in it.

Thanks. Bought two.
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I have a good amount of that stuff in my stash and I ain't givin' it up!
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Speaking of this, can you use brake cable housing for derailleur cables? LBS said no, but I thought I'd double check. If you can, I have a small amount of this coiled housing i can part with.
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Originally Posted by cyrano138
Speaking of this, can you use brake cable housing for derailleur cables? LBS said no, but I thought I'd double check. If you can, I have a small amount of this coiled housing i can part with.

Yes, as long as it's friction shifting.
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Precisely why all my road going bikes are friction shift. Repairs are easy, cheap, and can be done most anywhere in the world! No special cables, cogs, shifters, or derailleurs. Life is grand aboard a friction shift bike!
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A BF member bought a whole role of the coiled stainless housing a while back. He was selling it, but sent me some for free. I still have a couple of feet. I wish I could remember who it was.
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