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Cranky

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Dec 2017
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    OK. Thanks.

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    Cheers

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    Sorry is this for helical or braided, I thought you put a bend in helical housing where cutting to get a better, smoother cut. Or maybe I've been doing it wrong for decades.

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    Is this decidef by whether the cable is a snug fit? Is the same true of levers?

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    Cheers. Pre-bending and then filing would be a faff.

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    Excellent, thanks. I was hoping that was the case.

    When is a ferrule ever required then if not for spiral or braided and why do the kits always supply them?

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    I need to change my brake cables, which are currently standard type and am considering going to braided compressionless housing. The brake is Shimano BR-CX77 and the recess for the housing is a very snug fit on my current, 5mm, Jagwire housing which has no ferrule.

    My question is do I need a ferrule if I change to compressionless housing? If I do that poses an issue. I wonder if I don't use one, is there a risk the strands are eventually going to start poking through the hole for the inner, thus rendering the brake less effective.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Purchased my Time pedals from Merlin Cycles (if my memory is correct). I asked them in spring when they would be getting the Time Link pedals in. They didn't know and I still have not seen any in the UK.

    I would be keen to hear of a UK supplier.

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    Many thanks. I already have and use a holster - think it came from Restrap - it functions well, with my mini lock but is useless when in full cycling gear. I think initially I place an order for a chain but need sort the length out first.

    Thanks once again.

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