As a data point, my Allegro (ca 1960) had the stainless steel housing, with Campagnolo barcon shifters. I assume they are original. They scratch the headtube paint pretty badly; no surprise, but even modern cable sheath will do that eventually.
Regards, Steve Maas Soggy Long Beach, California, USA
Robinson WO Richard G wrote:
> I wanted to ask what type of cable housing was used with bar-end
> shifters for a 60's era bike? I have a large coil of Campagnolo stainless
> steel derailleur cable housing, maybe 12 foot in length, that I guess may
> have been used for this purpose. It's the same as the housing used with the
> rear derailleur from the chainstay stop to the derailleur...no plastic liner
> or cover. After looking at many photos I still am not able to tell. Some
> use what appears to be brake cable housing and others use something very
> similar to the housing I have. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
> Regards, Rich Robinson
> Jacksonville NC