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Old 06-27-20, 09:45 AM
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Brake, Shifter Cable and Housing

What do you use?
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Old 06-27-20, 09:49 AM
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I recently rebuilt using Jagwire brand for both types. Satisfied.
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Old 06-27-20, 11:39 AM
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I first go through the pile of cables taken off of old bikes, former rear cables, now too short, trim down and use for front, etc., and when I need new cables generally use Jagwire, inner and outer.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
I first go through the pile of cables taken off of old bikes, former rear cables, now too short, trim down and use for front, etc., and when I need new cables generally use Jagwire, inner and outer.
+1 to Jagwire, after using old ones as noted^^^
Their kits include decent step down ferrules that work well in Shimano DP calipers.
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Old 06-27-20, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Dfrost View Post
+1 to Jagwire, after using old ones as noted^^^
Their kits include decent step down ferrules that work well in Shimano DP calipers.
Those stepped ferrules are completely redundant on the Shimano D-P caliper, they are an eye-sore and only reduce the flexibility of the housing. And oh, the grams!

Anybody else here have such a pathological hated of the Jagwire ferrules?







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Old 06-27-20, 02:26 PM
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No hate for Jagwire here. It's on all my family's bikes (because I built them) and I find the completeness of their "sets" to be extremely convenient. My only gripe is their printed logo every so often on the housing. Hard or impossible to get it hidden everywhere.
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Old 06-27-20, 03:54 PM
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I used porkchopbmx.com one time, because of their color selection on housing - and so happy = a multi repeat customer now.

There is more to 'bike cable housing life' than black.
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Old 06-27-20, 05:25 PM
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Dura Ace polymer brake inners with SLR housing. Jagwire is the only shift housing I have on hand, so that's what I use for the RD loop. SRAM SlickWire for the RD shift inner.
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Old 06-27-20, 05:30 PM
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I just bought 100 Alhonga stainless road brake cables and 100 stainless derailleur cables. Housing is alligator brand, a shop brand here in Canada. I have some other housing with no name but it is lined.
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I use Velo Orange derailleur and brake cable sets. Work very well.
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Old 06-28-20, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
My only gripe is their printed logo every so often on the housing. Hard or impossible to get it hidden everywhere.
Been a few years since I bought Jagwire but if they use the same ink/paint I was able to rub it off with Acetone.
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Old 06-28-20, 02:40 PM
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I have used a generic cable housing that my LBS sells by the foot and it works real well and comes in colors except blue. The bike shop ordered a Shimano blue cable kit and I was a bit surprised at the price but after installing on my Windsor , it was worth every penny. Joe
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Old 06-28-20, 02:43 PM
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Mostly Jagwire for my newest bikes, and no complaints. I've been digging the plain brass ferrules Rivendell sells, and use those where applicable. IIRC I used Shimano shifter cables on my relatively new Mercian audax, mostly because the Jagwire was hard to cut without fraying the decorative braid too much to fit into a ferrule, plus I had some.

I've used the VO braided cable too. I think it's nice. Seems to me to be Jagwire without the branding, but no way to know this for sure. Any color you want as long as it's silver. (they do have old school looking colored cable housing too.)
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Old 06-28-20, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Those stepped ferrules are completely redundant on the Shimano D-P caliper, they are an eye-sore and only reduce the flexibility of the housing. And oh, the grams!

Anybody else here have such a pathological hated of the Jagwire ferrules?







Not really, but I admire your conviction about it!

I just looked at my main rides, and noticed that despite using Jagwire cable sets, I didn't actually use the Jagwire ferrules anywhere, so subconsciously I must agree.
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Old 06-28-20, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
I first go through the pile of cables taken off of old bikes, former rear cables, now too short, trim down and use for front, etc., and when I need new cables generally use Jagwire, inner and outer.
Yeah, me, too. I usually look among these two piles:



Then, I go to eBay and buy in bulk.
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Old 06-28-20, 07:41 PM
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I've been using the Jagwire sets on everything and think it's great stuff..... Cables/housing is so cheap and lasts so long for me that saving the old stuff is simply silly. I've had no problems cutting the Jagwire using Shimano cutters.
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I use Campagnolo sets, but all of my bikes are Camoy equip’d, except my old Raleigh which us shimano 600 & I used shimano cables.
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I'm kinda "anything and everything," too. Starting with whatever I have on hand, then going to eBay or Porkchop to see if I can find exactly the right color.
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