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Old March 9th 17, 10:05 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Shifter cables - Whats out there ?

On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 3:53:05 PM UTC-5, Benderthe.evilrobot wrote:
"ixiz" wrote in message
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Looking for shifter cables (system = sleeve and cable)
Whats the smoothest or lowest resistance system available today off the
shelf ?

Or
Should i keep the old sleeve (which has been in use for 1-2 years) and
just replace the cable ?
I dont use grease the cables - just wipe with light oil


You can get PTFE coated inners - black like a non-stick pan. Pretty good
IME.

Bedded in outers are better - less sharp edges to scrape the PTFE off the
inner.

So far I've only seen them on sale as sets/kits - the outer isn't coated, so
if you see inners offered on their own - buy.


Only until that coating starts to wear off the inner cable and gums up your shifting something fierce.

Cheers
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