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04-24-20, 12:09 PM
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Posted By noglider

Before indexed shifting, there was no gear cable...

Before indexed shifting, there was no gear cable housing. We used the same housing for brakes and gears. So certainly it's fine for friction shifting.
04-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By RGMN

2 things with using spiral wound brake housing....

2 things with using spiral wound brake housing. Everyone has already mentioned the housing will compress, but brake housing is also sized for 1.6mm cables, while most shift cables are 1.2mm. This...
04-24-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By 55murray

Yes, I'm guessing a 9 on your scale. Did any...

Yes, I'm guessing a 9 on your scale. Did any friction systems even ship with 4mm housing originally?
04-24-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have actually done some experimentation...

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...I have actually done some experimentation with this, on various bikes. The above statement about a crisper response is also my finding. But it's not enough to matter to most people. Spiral...
04-24-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By sweeks

There is probably no harm in using...

There is probably no harm in using "compressionless" housing for friction shift systems, but there is no benefit either. There might be a cost disadvantage. See Sheldon Brown...
04-24-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shift cable housing may give slightly...

Shift cable housing may give slightly crisper/firmer shift response, for the same reason it is used for indexed systems.
04-23-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By ramzilla

Cheap spiral wound brake cable housing will work...

Cheap spiral wound brake cable housing will work fine with friction shifting. Especially if it's a nice color like white, red, or yellow. No worries. Be good. Have fun.
04-23-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By delbiker1

There is a lot to be said for the simplicity of...

There is a lot to be said for the simplicity of friction shifters. They sure make it easier to get the shifting tuned in. I think it likely there would be no issue or benefit to using the brake...
04-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By sweeks

Brake cable housing is fine for friction-shift...

Brake cable housing is fine for friction-shift systems. The issue with indexed systems is that the housing has to retain its length to permit accurate shifts. Brake cable housing, which changes its...
03-28-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By bikemig

Also the bottom bracket might be swiss threaded,...

Also the bottom bracket might be swiss threaded, not French, in which case the BB you are buying will not work. In a French BB, both sides are right hand threaded; in Swiss, the fixed cup is left...
03-28-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By dsbrantjr

You might want to check with SunRace to ensure...

You might want to check with SunRace to ensure that the crankset taper is JIS to match the bottom bracket; it probably is but I did not see that specified and I am a belt-and-suspenders kind of...
12-28-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By verktyg

Motobecane Forks

BULL PUCKY !!!

In almost 50 years experience with French bikes, I've never seen a fork failure in a Motobecane. The first French bike I rode was a GF's early 70's Motobecane mixte.

For...
12-28-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Kabuki12

My daughter bought a 1978 Motobecane Gran Jubile’...

My daughter bought a 1978 Motobecane Gran Jubile’ Mixtec a few years back and right after we purchased it I had a bike mechanic with alignment tools check the bike out and he said the forks are the...
12-28-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By ollo_ollo

Have someone look at it, but I have seen Zero...

Have someone look at it, but I have seen Zero evidence of any rust on my small sample of a Grand Jubile Mixte, a Mens Grand Jubile, and a Mens Grand Record and their forks are no "softer" than any of...
12-27-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By desconhecido

Just have to say, that's a pretty bike and...

Just have to say, that's a pretty bike and probably makes somebody happy. And, that's all good.

As for the rusting of the forks, there was a discussion here not so long ago (past year or two)...
12-27-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By BFisher

There is no inherent design flaw in 1970s...

There is no inherent design flaw in 1970s Motobecane Mixte forks.

Any 40-50 year-old steel object can rust out.

Nobody can inspect your fork over the internet.

If concerned, have it...
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