I would not do it. Under load the windings can pot out and you will loose your brakes the lining both inside and out side help to hold it together. get some of the clear housing if you like that look. Yes feed the cable in first then feed the housing back over the cable saves a lot of time trying to get it back in. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com
> I am building up a Vitus 979 frame. It was given to me with a length of brake
> cable casing liner running through the top tube internal cable routing, with 2
> inches or so showing out of each of the built-in top tube casing receptor/stops.
> I have both a set of Campy lined black cables that came with the C-Record brakes
> I'm fitting to this frame, and some spare spiral-wound stainless steel casing
> really meant for bar end shifter cabling. I would like to use the stainless
> casing for the brake cables, but the lining is a little bit too big to feed into
> them, so I would have to run the cable itself bare in the internal top tube
> routing portion.
> First question: Is this a foolish idea altogether?
> Second question: If I stick with a lined casing, can I just remove the casing
> that is presently in the frame and simply feed the new casing through, or, do I
> need to feed the new lining in as I move the old lining out with a cable inside
> both holding them together, or, do I use portions of new and old lining together
> cut to length and mated in the new housing?
> Thanks for any advice!
> Joel Rittvo
> Hoboken, NJ