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  • any most bargainous gear cables to suggest?
  • theflatboy
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    best quality / price options seen recently?

    🙂

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    CRC have some on price drop sale.

    Flying snake seem good. Ive fitted them to 3 of my bikes and they seem to last a long time. Not had to change one yet. You get outer, inner sheath and cable. With a continous cable set up there is very little opportunity for crap to get in. I recommend them. But they aint the cheapest.

    Baznav
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    Jagwire kits here http://www.behindthebikeshed.co.uk/62/gear_cables.aspx

    theflatboy
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    interesting on flying snake – does this include cable and outer for front and rear mech? sounds like it does, but confirmation would be good. if so, that’s not a ridiculous price…

    Got some Clarke pre-lubed ones from CRC last month. They seem pretty good and were a great price (£6.99 for the full set)

    Yes it is a kit for both front and rear mech. I only have single ring set ups.

    Buy one get one free then 😆

    +1 for the Clarkes cables. You need a good set of cutters though as the outers and stiffer than most. My worn park cutters will still cut Shimano but I have to use my new cutters on the Clarkes stuff.

    theflatboy
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    hmmm, interesting – jagwire full set for c.£15 or XTR full set off CRC for £18…

    got chiny new cable cutters ready to go so all set there!

    +1 for Jagwie.Like my bling silver cables.

    theflatboy
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    sounds like jagwire is the winner… but blue or pink… decisions decisions!

    Anyone recommend a full length cable set? Preferably from CRC, ‘cos I have a voucher…

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Got a set of Gore ride-on’s off eBay for £14 a while back (brand new) 🙂

    buy a load of Shimano outer, by the metre

    buy a load of Shimano inners

    buy some ferrules and crimps

    buy a decent cable cutter and bench grinder, and fit everything yourself

    much cheaper than kits in the long run.

    Yeah, I was thinking about just doing that, but I quite like the convenience of kits! I probably have enough ferrules and bits kicking around to do most of it anyway.

    theflatboy
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    it’s a fair point. on that basis, does anyone have any suggestions as to best place to get small bulk quantities of things like XTR cable outer, shimano stainless cables, ferrules and end caps? 🙂

    Bench grinder? WTF for?

    theflatboy
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    Yep that crossed my mind too, I forgot to ask for more explanation on the need for that particular tool!

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    mtb-direct.co.uk for outer by the meter, they do shimano SP41 in different colours other than XTR grey, and cheep inners replaced regulalry seem the most foolproof solution asside from expensive sealed options.

    KCNC inner looks cool, not sure how much better than normal XTR it is though. Seem’s more draggy but longer lasting as the coating rubs off and presumably then lines the outer without the need for large ammounts of lube. I’d not run it in full length outers though as with the coating it’s a bit thicker than normal hence the drag.

    timb34
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    Rose are doing Shimano MTB gear cable sets for 15€. Black outers, but they have lengths of other colours for about 5€ too.

    zangolin
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    Bench grinder gets that perfectly flat end to the cut outer.

    DanW
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    Can’t beat Shimano SP41/ XTR!

    theflatboy
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    good info, tinas. will check it out later.

    PeterPoddy
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    mtb-direct.co.uk for outer by the meter, they do shimano SP41 in different colours other than XTR grey,

    It’s slightly cheaper for 10m here, and they do colours too
    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/5084/Shimano-SP41-Outer-Casing-4-mm-x-10-m.html

    grum
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    SP41 from Parker, inners from Wilkos.

    theflatboy
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    good info people, cheers.

    PP, we need to do another London ride soon – set it up, could you? thanks. 🙂

    grum
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    tinsy
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    These are the buisness, look good, work good, cheap. (I use an oiler in full length lines, but thats a bit overkill)

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/43185/Fibrax_Powershift_Sport_Inner_Gear_Cable_w_Braided_Housing

    theflatboy
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    they look good too. are the outers easily trimmable to length?

    theflatboy
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    I went for Parker International in the end. Seemed good price and choice etc. Went for the “non-priority” free postage option. Ordered 12 days ago and still not here!

    Took them 6 days to actually despatch (apparently “Premium” service, i.e. paid postage gets prioritised…). 6 more days later and still no sign. Presumably “Free” = sub-second class. 😡

    Annoying… Won’t be using them again, then.

    theflatboy
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    They turned up yesterday. Rapid. 😀

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