PSA £0.03 brake cable
Hateful things. You have to snip the “other” nipple off and hope the wire doesn’t start to fray before you insert it into the outer.
Wrap some electrical tape around the cable, about 5mm from the point where you are going to cut it. (Really tightly)
Cut the cable,
Insert the 5mm end into the outer
Remove the electrical tape.
Continue to thread it through the outer.
(If you are not using one continuous run of outer, you will have to re-tape the end for each section of outer)Posted 4 years ago
Follow up: mine arrived this morning, Royal Mail tracked 48. They are MTB cables, barrel nipples only, no pear on the other end, so no snipping to do. Little bag of Tangfastics in there too! Cheers Wiggle, if you’re watching, and I’ll be back next time I need something bigger and the price is in the right ballpark.Posted 4 years ago
Agree if you’re not going to use them. I have 3 kids on bikes, all rear brake cables need changing annually due to bad routing/design, plus my town bike, and my BB5 braked winter hack, the wife’s bike and the two kids bikes I need to service and sell as they’re outgrown now. I was a bit disappointed they weren’t dual nipple cables as the roadie on the turbo needs attention too. Should have bought more…Posted 4 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
I’d have thought we had all learnt from the Halfords High 5 debacle. In many of these instances someone has misplaced a decimal point and the site appears to be selling ridiculous bargains. A PSA will appear on here and every other cycling forum in the world, and every chancer will order enough to last a lifetime/make a killing on fleabay. Then a sold out sign will appear, then a load of folk will get “sorry, we can’t honour your order, here’s a refund” emails from wiggle/halfords, whoever, and then three or four pages of debate here on whether they are utter **** for not bankrupting themselves over a pricing cock-up, and funnily enough no-one actually gets five XTR chainsets for a tenner. Whodathoughtit?Posted 4 years ago
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