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CONTEST....Who Has The Longest Cable Housings?

Old 04-18-20, 12:48 PM
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CONTEST....Who Has The Longest Cable Housings?

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Old 04-18-20, 12:50 PM
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Pass

edit: another reason to keep your non-aero vintage away from many bike shops.
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Just raise the stem two feet, and they'll be perfect.
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and with shorty fenders = cat's pajamas.
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It's not just length, it's length of yellow.
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memory lane -

at the height of the bicycle boom in the early 1970's Playboy magazine did a feature on cycling which included studio portraits of several top end road machines. there was one which have always recalled for its big loops. it was something Brit such as a Jack Bobson, Condor or Geoffrey Butler. cannot today recall the specific marque or even the colour - can only recall the huge loops...


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I'm out of this one. Just trimmed 3" off the housings on my Colnago.
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I think this is why they invented zip ties . . .
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I've bent or otherwise messed up the ends of the cable housings, and slowly whittle them down in length, 1/2" at a time. You should have plenty to cut off little bits at a time for a couple of decades before they become too short and need to be replaced.
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Maybe not world class but these are the bikes that I get the most comments and criticisms about their cable housing lengths.

My response: I get better reception that way!

I like the gracile shape of the sweeping arches. (besides, it's too much work to shorten the cables)

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Not Aero fans?

Imagine the extra wind resistance!!!!
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Aero Fad???

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Not Aero fans?

Imagine the extra wind resistance!!!!
All things shall pass.. as in passing wind!

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Why is the rear derailleur housing perfectly sized and not a foot or two longer to match the brakes? Run out of housing?
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You must mean EXCESSIVELY long.

Just about any tandem (or triple, or quad-length) bike has longer housings...
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Where are the tandem folks at?
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its only slightly out of line for a holdsworth-



and shorty fenders rock! haters...
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also, is that your bike as it says Mistral on it, while your sig says you have a special...
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also, is that your bike as it says Mistral on it, while your sig says you have a special...
No, not mine. That one is listed on ebay.

I just thought it looked ridiculous, especially on a nice vintage bike.

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I think I'm leading...
And mind you there are two cables from the shifter to the rear derailleur and one of equal length on the other side leading to the rear brake!
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post

I think I'm leading...
And mind you there are two cables from the shifter to the rear derailleur and one of equal length on the other side leading to the rear brake!
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but they're not yellow ...

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I thought the idea was to snag low-flying birds; bring home dinner at the end of your ride.
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Placeholder for when my tandem with bar-end shifters is done.
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